Crack'd

CG3d Animated Short film about MeeGGo, who lives in a village of eggs, on a distant planet, who do nothing but lay around, never trying to discover what exists outside of their shells. This story is of MeeGGo's struggle to break free of his shell to reach the world beyond. The moral to never give up to become who you are and want to be. No dialogue just animated action.

  • Sebastian Brown
    Director
    https://www.imdb.me/sebastianbrown
  • Sebastian Brown
    Writer
    https://www.imdb.me/sebastianbrown
  • Sebastian Brown
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.me/sebastianbrown
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 32 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    CG3d Animation
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt7082306/
Director Biography - Sebastian Brown

Sebastian Brown is involved in many projects involved in the development and production of children's stories with his company Quipster Animation. He has a strong working relationship with members of the Academy of Arts in San Francisco, artists and filmmakers in their own rights who've worked with George Lucas in the creation of Jar Jar Binx for the Star Wars One and Two Episodes, Disney and Pixar artists and Animators. Further Sebastian Brown is involved in the development of a new art form creating and blending various forms of at into one creation and has received a patent as inventor portions of this new invention with the goal of creating more jobs for the artist community. In addition to the children's projects, Sebastian Brown has written a 183,000 word novel containing an original 31 songs written and/or co-written by SB and produced and co-produced by Mr. Brown with 5x Grammy winning artist, Golden Globe Winner and Producer of the Oscar winning song "Streets of Philadelphia" written by Bruce Springsteen winning the Oscar for Best Original Song for the movie Philadelphia.
The music included numerous behind the scenes videos of sessions that included the Grammy winner, members of the Willie Nelson Family Band, former Johnny Cash and John Mellencamp bass player, former BB King Drumer, former singer with Bob Dylan for 7 yrs and many others. This is a work in progress project.

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Director Statement

This film is my first and was originally developed for my granddaughter so I could leave her a small legacy of never giving up in life when you are trying to reach your goals. As the film grew, I realized I was making it for the children of all ages and in any country to see. MeeGGo's journey is one of struggle, inner struggle and determination to fight when things are hard and times are tough when you are fighting for what you believe in. This Metaphor is a simple one here as it is MeeGGo's shell. He needs to break free. His colony is content to live in their own shell. But MeeGGo, as we want for all our children, wants more. So he fight to break free. Small battles fail so MeeGGo moves on to fight bigger and bigger battles without success and avoiding danger along the way. MeeGGo realizes that only climbing the biggest mountain will be the key to his/her success. But the journey is long and tiresome and thoughts of quiting enter MeeGGo's mind until the final steps of the mountaintop are in sight; but there is but one more final step; one dangerous but courageous step to take to break free from this shell that encapsulates his/her being. Then . . .

MaryAnne Radmacher, a popular U.S. writer was kind enough to loan me one of her quotes for my film who thought the film was "Adorable, Full of Smiles, Inspiration, Engaging, Instructive..." . Ms. Radmacher's quote comes after "The End" and is intended as a visual aide ;) for the adults in the adults when discussing the film with their children. The quote really sums up the meaning of the film and to aide in the explanation to the children because MeeGGo's last jump to crack his egg represents a leap forward into life. Taking that "leap of faith":

"The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be. Because of all I may become, I will close my eyes, and leap."
Maryanne Radmacher

A child must have faith in their future but we must be there to aide them with their leap of faith. I hope you enjoy Crack'd. If you are a teacher or principal, I will try to make myself available for presentations to your school.
Respectfully,
Sebastian Brown