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.

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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 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!


loved it

My history

wdf? get sum acid and watch it XD

What this video has taught me:
-Don't take drugs; It will mess you up
-We are human, we always make mistakes
-Love can be difficult to understand, but satisfactory with the right person
-Don't listen to commercials; they can be misleading
-Don't mix your fantasy with your reality, and to be sure to know what is real and what isn't

I loved the sense of surrealism that you have put in this video/flash. It made me ponder of what this video's message is. Now that I have watched it, it is true what your title says. We exist, and there's nothing more to that.

Phenominal stuff. I wasn't expecting anything this profound from coming onto newgrounds today but i was completely surprised.

The visuals were absolutely surreal and enjoyable to look at. And the message is something i can intimately relate to (no i never killed my girlfriend). It all just worked and kept me attentive the entire 18 minutes.

I also want to acknowledge that nothing about this short film felt cheap.. Which is a difficult achievement with a small budget. Kudos to you on that.

If I could bestow any amount of criticism, I suppose I should mention that some animation sequences didn't carry the narrative. Or if they were, it was lost on me. But be that as it may, it was still fun to look at regardless.

Again, excellent job. I'm a difficult audience member to please, so i hope these words encourage you as much as all the other positive comments to continue doing more thought provoking, visually stimulating film pieces.

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mgproductions responds:

Happy to hear you enjoyed it.
And thanks for the in-depth review :).

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4.18 / 5.00

Aug 4, 2012
3:37 AM EDT