Woody: A Stop-Motion Short about the Unfulfilled Dreams of Wooden Art Mannequin

Filmed over a period spanning two years, this stop-motion short titled Woody by filmmaker Stuart Bowen tells the story of a wooden art mannequin who dreams to play the piano but can’t because he lacks fingers. The film is free of both dialogue and color, and instead oozes with a stylistic attention to detail in lighting, sets, and animation techniques mastered by Bowen and his team. Woody was first released in 2013 and toured festivals worldwide before finally ending up online for the first time this week. You can read a bit more about it on Short of the Week, and find a making-of video included below.





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