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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 5 / 5 stars

This makes me feel things.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Life, it's how you live it...


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely breathtaking.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really don't think anything can be said that isn't already...
but I do want to point out that while each media together was good, the individual ones themselves could've been better. (like, when it's 'real life' it was shaking unnaturally) but then for how much that detracts, it just adds that much more to the movie...
(although you could work on that 1st voice you hear...)
but overall... this deserves every bit of 5 stars... very well done


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent production, my friend!

This being newgrounds, I'm sure you know it's users are accustomed to a certain set of familiarities, such as file size (as you have already mentioned), format, and subject matter.

Without getting into the details and politics, you have managed to break through all those barriers and presented newgrounds with something unique, and downright awesome!

There are a few technical aspects that could use some "ironing out". For instance the animation could be improved upon a bit, but that's more the animator in me talking, not the film maker. And that's what this was. It's a blend of different medias, and honestly, the jerky animation worked well with the childlike dream aesthetic. It's New Media, and well done!

Keep it up and I look forward to seeing more of your work.