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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


luckybombluckybomb

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2012

Imaginitive, it really has quite the sense of storytelling when it comes to giving it in an impressive and PROgressive manner. It really goes everywhere in terms of art and effects, and really shows what small films can do to make a good story. Sure, the effects aren't going to be used in Hollywood, but I think it gives it charm and leaves a lasting effect on the viewer. The 'Love is Simple' song was truly impressive and caught me off guard while I watched. It's really a great piece and I thought it really expressed the scene. 5 stars all the way.



TheAuthorOfWarfareTheAuthorOfWarfare

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2012

This was great. It definitly deserves more than the 4 stars it currently has. Just because people don't want to watch something that would be visual, imaginitive, and amazing rather than pornographic, silly, and quick... I have to say great job, and please, don't stop here, what you have made is great.

-Author of W.


mgproductions responds:

Believe me i'm not stopping here.
I'm currently in film school and doing a lot of paid work.
I'm writing a feature film at the moment.


flymonk25flymonk25

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 8, 2012

Wow! it't a little weird, especially early on, but later on the story comes together and most of it actually makes sense. this is really impressiveness the way you incorporated live action, animation, and even claymation, and the shifts between them are really cool. This must have taken a ton of work. exelent job. I would recommend watching it twice because so much of it will only make sense after you have seen the whole thing.



DellmyrDellmyr

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2012

A simple story with tons of detail. Very nicely done. Sure I was confused at first, but every time I learned a new detail it made the whole of the story more enjoyable.

Good job, keep it up.



SuperpulseSuperpulse

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2012

I don't think I've ever enjoyed a short film as much as I enjoyed this :)

A great piece of work, with excellent visuals, acting and artwork. Simply amazing.