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Dec 11, 2013 | 3:48 PM EST
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My Senior Film at Pratt.

Each frame, background, and effect were carefully hand drawn to bring the world of Breadheads to life for your viewing pleasure.

Starving soldiers divide a measly last meal when sick allies arrive at their base. When the allies' heads turn to bread, things get tense.

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AliensOnToastAliensOnToast

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 13, 2013

A masterful rendition of war. Riveting and beautifully terrifying. Loved every second :)



CyberdevilCyberdevil

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 13, 2013

A piece of masterful apocalyptic bizarness, evil spreading like a disease, more so than the breadmens transformation. It's ironic that the people in this story who have bread aren't the ones better off... but that seems like a shallow metaphor somehow, is there some symbolism I'm missing?

The animations great, fluent and cerative, the sound effectual, and the atmosphere really does tense up the further along it progresses. At the end I wonder what happens to the old man, and I like the fact that door closes, so it's up to your imagination who the victors are/(is... even though it might seem obvious that the breadman is... toast. Creative credits too. Great work!

-cd-



matrix29bearmatrix29bear

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 13, 2013

Very nice. Creepy & disturbing with lots of intricate art detail.
As for the story, the "Bread Head" transformation disease should have resulted in immediate quarantine (or better yet the execution because it spreads rapidly in the live carriers) of the infected .

If I saw another human's head turn into a loaf of bread in the span of 30 seconds, then my immediate conclusion is a bioengineered weapon in play (which may not require human carriers, but definitely infects then transforms humans which results in their deaths in minutes to hours anyway). Essentially a disease worse than Ebola or a zombie reanimation virus which would be requiring complete destruction of the carriers (at a distance with firebombs, preferably) very quickly. It would be a disease that would spread as fast as a human carrier could run or whatever live vector is distributing it (if not by an airborne spore dispersal) which by itself is an OMEGA VIRUS (extincts all human life on a planet).

The next move after shooting the live carriers would be to call for an immediate military scorched earth firebombing of the infected location to kill off the infection zone as quickly as possible. To even consider cannibalizing the infected would be as insanely stupid as devouring a finger that fell off a dying leprosy carrier.


codywalzel responds:

You know, I think in the wider scope of the bread wars, this not too far from how it plays out. The city is being hit with the last of the blockbusters, and is all but abandoned by the time the story starts. The men guarding the base are the last of a once huge regiment that has either flown the coup, has called as reinforcements elsewhere, or died defending the base in the city below some weeks before. The last three men are almost symbolically posted by their superiors to say that the fortress hasn't fallen, despite the fact that the city is destroyed and their country in shambles. They are told to stay and defend the fortress at all cost, and that both a disease and the last remnants of a bloody war await them outside.

As for why the three men behave the way they do in the face of bread carriers, it reveals a lot about their character. Sarge, starving and half insane, is still nurturing and protective over people he sees as allies and friends. He doesn't care what form they take, and empathizes with them in spite of his own well being. The thin soldiers are desperate in the extreme. I agree, its a foolhardy move to eat this potentially contagious breadhead. To them, the possibility of death by a mysterious ailment is less grim than the encroaching agony of starvation. Not only do they turn on their fellow man, but they are willing to risk a bizarre fate arguably worse than death to temporarily satiate their hunger. These actions all speak to the mental condition of the characters at the time of the story.


bluemustard2bluemustard2

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 12, 2013

An awesomely bizarre and carefully animated piece!



FIEFIE

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 12, 2013

Beautiful! Many of the shots remind me of the animation from Pink Floyd: The Wall.