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We Just Exist

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If you liked We Just Exist you should check out and support my latest film Papa's Sonata

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.

To watch more of my stuff
check out my website

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, <10 mb files are common. .MP4 VIDEO files are raster, which make for heavier files. When you watch a YouTube video at 720p, I can assure you, it is not 10 mb, so it is the same on Newgrounds." ALSO PLEASE WATCH THE WHOLE FILM BEFORE VOTING.

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

for letting me use your amazing music!

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The ending actually makes me emotionally cry so hard...

For a small kid that used to make Finding Emo and Uncle F*cker,
This proves that stories like this on this site can be told in a deep way with an creative mind without any Action, unnecessary comedy and even loud cursing.

This Movie proves that Newgrounds Is more than a childish edgy daycare and more of like a free movie theater where creators can push the limits of what this site can offer.
I wish one day you would win an Oscar.

Really unique and interesting use of animation combined with live capture to tell your story, ye bloody genius creator you

Wow, this was really something else.

I never would have quite expect to find content like this on Newgrounds.

It just confuses me how the mind altering pills exactly come into play, did they do good for him?

Also I enjoyed all the counter-culture/drug references, thats something new on Newgrounds

I don't usually write a review for anything anymore because it's usually the same stuff, different presentation, but I must say this is the most EXCELLENT video I have seen in over a decade! I am absolutely astounded at how it was put together, the originality, and even the choice of music was immaculate. I was so impressed with this production that I simply just had to write something that let everyone know that this is absolutely worth it's weight in gold (figuratively speaking). I truly think you should go into movie production. You most obviously excel in the arts according to the results of this creation. Excellent job!

mgproductions responds:

Thanks so much man for the kind reviews, in fact thank you to everyone reading this who left a review. Messages like this keep me passionate for creating new films. I have a new film currently in pre-production stages that'll be even more amazing than We Just Exist (I promise).
If you want to see any of my other work or be the first to hear about my new film
then check out my site www.marcusgraham.com.au

Once again.. thank you for the encouragement.


mgproductions responds:

If you liked We Just Exist you should check out and support my latest film Papa's Sonata

Credits & Info

4.34 / 5.00

Aug 4, 2012
3:37 AM EDT