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We Just Exist

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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

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
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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

****** 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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was a amazing video. Great job to everyone who made it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is the best independent film I have ever seen. The combination of animation and live action really bring it to life. Absolutly Fantastic.

mgproductions responds:

Cheers! brightens up my day to come on newgrounds every morning and read these nice comments :)


Rated 3 / 5 stars

I can't imagine how much effort what put into this. The final product, visualy speaking, really is a polished piece of work... Except for some of the animation. This being said. The story feels disjointed and random at parts. I understand it's all metaphorical, and I'm not saying taking this direction is wrong, but the structure of this movie really would have benefited from a little coherence. And what I mean by that is that a scene is shown, exposing a fact, only to be left behind and never referenced again in the movie.

This movie is really, really creative. So much in fact, that I believe it hurts the narrative structure. Too much songs, too much style, too much moods, etc. Now you could say that this is only a matter of taste, and you could be right, but I firmly believe that with this movie going in all sorts of direction, we get this sort of disjointed, weird and random look at this piece. And we loose the emotional attachement we would get otherwise to the character and their struggle.

Also... This is just me, and you can completely ignore this criticism, but the whole boyfriend/girlfriend breakup death thing is a bit cliche. It kinda ruined the ending for me. I'm just saying, there are a hundred ways to make a love story more interesting than this.

So here it is. My point of view. It's not the truth, just what I perceived by watching your movie.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

You did an amazing job. I cried at the end. and I love how you mixed a whole different bunch of art into this. Keep making these!

mgproductions responds:

Happy to hear the film managed to give you such a powerful reaction.
Cheers for the 5/5 :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was one hell of a first shot, I'm speechless. I honestly can't wait to see more from you!
"In the coming days we will meet again, my friend."