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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


YenorinYenorin

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2012

Very touching, expert choice of different art styles, and overall a very enjoyable experience. I really like the way the style of it changed: from depressing, to happy, to confusing. It made me feel a wide range of emotions, and I loved every bit, even if I was mildly disturbed at points. You deserve all 5 stars, and I can't wait to see more from you! Your going to go far! (By the way I clapped at the end)



davs1234davs1234

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 13, 2012

It really is something good to see something that gives a deep message (from what I gathered) in a site like these. Amazing work, really deep story, almost cried at the end. Love it, a total 5 star Movie.



saintbluesaintblue

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 27, 2012

I think your way of telling a story like this is brilliant, plus lots of different animation styles are used and they are used well!


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VOLtage37VOLtage37

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 8, 2012

beutiful..........



HaggardHaggard

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 11, 2012

"Wow!" Pretty much all I can say. This is one of the most amazing works I have seen on Newgrounds, and I'm a member of this fine community for over 10 years now.

I really like what you have put together here. There are some very amazing effects; when Jack and The Girlfriend reach through the mirror, for example or the transitions between "real movie scenes" and "animated scenes".

The story can be a bit confusing. Did Jack really kill his girlfriend because she cheated on him, or is this just part of his imagination? Does he really jump off the cliff or is that just another dream sequence? But I like that we can interpret so much into this movie.

In my opinion, this movie should be the #1 movie of all time. I feel that a score of 4.00 is way too low. This should be rated AT LEAST 4.5 or even higher!

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mgproductions responds:

Thanks for the kind review :)

And i'm glad you finished the film wondering all those things.

And yeah i don't think it'll end up getting #1 on newgrounds sadly due to it's lack of dick jokes, boobies and excessive violence >__<. But thanks for the kind words. :)