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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.

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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

I really liked this movie. A for effor, the switches between real and animation were well done. Although some might find it too random, trying to connect the dots in different ways to find a meaning is what makes it great in my oppinion. I think the point was to make it like a dream, where when you wake up its like wtf? Not all of it makes sense to you but it still reflects on your reality.

The characters were well done aswell, some comment bad acting but in my opinion it was great. It might feel akward at times but thats what truly makes them unique.

The only thing I didn't like is the title, but still 5 stars!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I never saw a live action work here in Newgrounds, but if all of them are going to be as good as this one, then I'll see them all. I really liked the "animation/video" style, and I've never seen something like that. It's tragic, but emotional and beautiful. Also, I really liked the soundtrack, it fits perfectly with the scenes. You really have potential, and I must say this is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen on Newgrounds, along with Tarboy and War, Snow and Fire. Congratulations, you deserve it.

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mgproductions responds:

WOW! To be ranked amongst those films is quite a bloody complement!


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

i could only make it 7 minutes in.....this really seemed utterly pointless


Rated 2 / 5 stars

2 stars only for the effort, not more cause i don't prioritize effort, i SORT of agree with bugsysboy21, at first i was expecting a message, but then it wen't from realizing reality(which i don't believe noone (including me) knows anything about what we call reality) like using drugs as subject or something similar, but then it went from war to love to altered states of consciousness to murder to suicide to love again, it felt pretty random as if you're trying to show something but failing miserably sure everything sounds like it might have a connection the way i interpreted it but the way you showed, nope, not a single sense, first off, i'll quote someone, "a way to float is not to escape" even if you're floating your mind is still conscious of reality, and knowing of what's real and what's not depends on your perspective cause the word "knowing" takes something as fact, and what's guaranteed around you? Think over your video as it really showed Nothing in my opinion. Maybe i didn't get the right idea or maybe the idea to me is just too simple and somewhat ridiculous to think it over....but you still gotta admit it IS pretty random like a constant boring psychedelic side-tracking.

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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

it would have been better if the girl got naked... good try