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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
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

****** 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 4.5 / 5 stars

Honestly, I didn't think much of it at first. It was just shotty looking, and didn't draw me in, but I'm glad I kept watching. Loved it. Excellent story. Well done, man. Well done.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

very nice. loved the story.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm reviewing to give you another 5 as well. It was long, but so what. It's not like i couldn't alt-tab or get up and find out what sunlight is for 5 mins, no biggie there. I enjoyed the clay part as well. Very good job sir, especially since it's your first attempt. I really do like it.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice movie man.
Most people on Newgrounds can relate to this kind of art so make more.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Holy shit, this was an amazing piece of work. This was flat out art, and it was so goddamn awesome. At first I turned away and wanted to leave the page, but then I noticed the length of this movie and realized that there was a lot more to come. I'm glad I stuck around because this movie was great. I loved how you had a variety of ways in telling the story. I thought it was brilliant! My favorite parts in this were when the doctor (God?) is placing the chemicals in his brain. There was no bullshit there, and you nailed the key emotions (components) of it. My second favorite was when Jack is in class and his notebook comes to life. That style of animation is a lot of fun and a lot of work to do. You pulled it off great and it looked really good. Last, but not least, I really liked the claymation toward the end. The animation was really awesome and the sound effects, character, facial expressions, etc. only added to it. When the phone started vibrating it sounded like it was right in the room! Good fucking job with the great sound quality. I thought this movie was great piece of art and it told a great story of unfortunate events. You really went all out with this and it worked out brilliantly. Those sets, characters, animations, and shots were epic, just like this movie. My hats off to you good sir for having such an awesome piece of art/film here. 5/5 - 5/5, all around. Fucking awesome.

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mgproductions responds:

Thanks so much for the indepth and kind review :)
I'm glad you liked it!