“Obsolescence In Love” by Jon Dunleavy

Obsolescence In Love ( The Ballad of Smiley Face ) by Jon Dunleavy tells the tale of a “twisted romance between a loved up phone and a promiscuous hand.” The sideway-emoticon-as-a-character’s face is a smart creative choice that I can’t recall having seen in animation. Even if it’s been done though, the idea is appropriate and executed flawlessly in this short. The film’s impish lyrics and suggestive imagery pack a surprising amount of comedy in its brief ninety-second runtime. Dunleavy is repped by London-based Tandem Films.