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Aug 4, 2012 | 3:37 AM EDT

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If you liked We Just Exist you should check out and support my latest film Papa's Sonata
http://www.pozible.com/project/184251

UPDATE 2014: Been a long time so I don't know if anyone still comes on here and checks this out but I know some people were really looking forward to my next project. So I thought i'd link you guys to my facebook page where you can get all the latest details on my next big film.
http://www.facebook.com/papasonata

To watch more of my stuff
check out my website
http://www.marcusgraham.com.au

UPDATE : Wow frontpage! thanks so much :)
Really interesting reading the large variety of reviews.
Keep them coming cause i try my best to read all of them!

Please do not vote zero because of the large filesize.
to quote another user "^^^This is not a flash file, it is a video file. .swf uses vectors, so small,

This file has been heavily compressed so that i could
be uploaded to Newgrounds. If you would like to see it in full 1080P High Definition then go to this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Y6AZUeZwk

****** Also thank you very much to Tom Fulp for giving me the .mp4 function so i could upload this. ******

We Just Exist is the story of a young man (Jack Campbell) trying to escape a monotonous reality and a haunting past by throwing himself into a surrealistic childlike fantasy world, but these illusions quickly begin to dissolve as a much darker reality is revealed. The films intent was to create a highly symbolic film than mainly relies on it's visuals and sounds to tell its story rather than lengthy dialogue.

The film was put together over the span of two years on a very very small budget,
originally being created as a film for Turramurra Highschool's Visual Arts HSC when i had just turned 17.
The whole thing was pretty much all done by Marcus Graham, most of it shot
at school or in his bedroom. This is Marcus Graham's first attempt at a proper film, but it certainly isn't his last.

Thanks so much to
Cloud Cult
Akron/Family
and
willhundredpercent

for letting me use your amazing music!

Reviews


OZTNIZDASHTOZTNIZDASHT

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Well done



Kitsune2006Kitsune2006

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This has to be one of the most colorful shortfilms I've seen in a while that is not only beautiful, but very grim. It has a message deep within that only those who have gotten their hearts broken can understand. Awesome job dude.


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VladimirVectorVladimirVector

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Cheesy music and a saccharine enidng hold this piece back tremendously. Single tears rolling down cheeks and the cliche mirror scene only server to hurt the piece further. There is a lot of great things about this like some of the cinematography, the pill scene especially as others have said, and the mixed media work for you, but your narratives can't progress in your work without dropping cliches and sugar coated endings. Best of luck, lots of potential here.


mgproductions responds:

The ending in my mind was not "saccharine" at all.
Also i'm not quite sure what your referring to with the "cheesy music" comment??
Cloud Cult and Akron/Family are amazing bands!


gwmonkeykinggwmonkeyking

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful. Some shots were expertly done: the pill bottle being thrown, the shoud blending to the trunk. I'll look out for you future work.



H0J0H0J0

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm pretty sure they gave him DMT, which is an extremely powerful hallucinogenic substance. DNT would have broken down your hemoglobin and reconverted it into methemoglobin that only contains Fe3+ and not the Fe2+ which is essential for the transport of oxygen. Beautiful piece overall though.


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