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The Third Wish

A man finds a magic lamp, but through an unfortunate wish he ends up inside it and lets the genie loose.

  • Job Michiel van Zuijlen
    The Lost Client, Brain Trust, Pinhead's Dilemma
  • Job Michiel van Zuijlen
    The Lost Client, Brain Trust, Pinhead's Dilemma
  • Job Michiel van Zuijlen
    The Lost Client, Brain Trust, Pinhead's Dilemma
  • Dennis H.
    Key Cast
  • Ott Phomsopha
    Key Cast
  • Chrissy Hayden
    Key Cast
  • Keith Hayden
    Key Cast
  • Jeanne Trabulsi
    Key Cast
    Brain Trust
  • Job van Zuijlen
    Key Cast
    Brain Trust
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Aired on Arlington Independent Media TV (2016)
    Arlington, VA
    United States
    June 29, 2016
    North American and World Premiere
  • True to Life Film Series 2016
    North Beach, MD
    United States
    October 9, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Epic ACG Fest 2016
    Albany, CA
    United States
    November 5, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Short Movie Club Festival 2017
    February 24, 2017
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
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Director Biography - Job Michiel van Zuijlen

I was born in The Netherlands and grew up in an environment that stimulated art as well as science. This has drawn me to art forms that have a technology component. Initially my interest was in electronic music, and I have composed scores for a number of short animated films. This encounter with animation has culminated in a desire to create my own animated films.

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Director Statement

I have a long-time interest in animation films, especially the kind that goes beyond the typical cartoon. Collectively, these films display an astounding variety in technique and subject matter.

My own involvement with animation has two main reasons. First, I enjoy making the films and, in a way, working hands-on with various aspects of film-making. The second reason is that I have particular ideas about film music. I believe that the soundtrack should be considered a whole, so that the music may blend in with sound effects, background sound, and dialog.

As to the kind of films I make, for me animation is a means, not an end. It is very tempting to dazzle the viewer with special effects. However, the story should be primary, and I try to keep the visuals of my work relatively simple, so that they support rather than detract from the narrative.