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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


ampdesignsampdesigns

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hella trippy indeed, great plot aswell, I dont regret those 18 minutes at all.

PS DNT/DMT ?


mgproductions responds:

Perhaps ;)
Look through the film and you'll actually find quite a large number of drug references.
Once of the most obvious ones is in the credits.


bclubcalibclubcali

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was fantastic. One of the better things I've seen on NG in a long time! It was very bold with its length and the way it told its story, but everything worked out incredibly! Good job, I can't wait to see more from you.



stretchypants123stretchypants123

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow!! You did this when you were 19?! Incredible. I really liked your metaphors in this film. I really didn't even have the mental capacity as yours when I was that age to think about any of this stuff~! That's truly amazing~! I feel retarded in a way now.~ But if there's one thing that I agree with you 100% is the bottle of vial to differentiate fantasy from reality.~

Sometimes, I really don't know whether or not we are better with or without it.~ Whether or not we have any drops of a differentiation between fantasy or reality at all.~ It's a good metaphor...~ One that sometimes I may never wish to know about...

You did a really, really good job with the psychotic parody of our modern-world. That is 100% true of our modern world today - it was very realistic - all too realistic - no fantasy at all on that one. I appreciate that.~ Thanks for being completely honest in your film.~

It was a bit boring and uncomfortable to watch at times.~ But hey - it was merely a reflection of reality after all that some people so desperately try to avoid/deny/refuse/change.

A solid film. You know you can definitely present this in college courses and I guarantee you'll get like credit or at least scholarships or something like that for this right~? Good luck man. You'll go far with this~


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PapaCheifPapaCheif

Rated 5 / 5 stars

amazing plot, story line and just something that litterally touched my heart...I just recently lost my wife, and this is basically how i feel all in one single flash. Thank you



fevernovafevernova

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love it, I know you want everyone to see it, but you could have sent this to festivals first.
So, you are 19 now... What is next? Is this something you want to be doing or it was just for fun?
Again, congrats!