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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 was an absolutely wonderful film. The animation was very impressive and the transitions between live action and animation was very well done. The music was very fitting and you really did accomplish your goal of telling the story without relying on dialogue.

All in all, I loved it.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I've been waiting to see something like this show up on NG for a long, long time now. I'd become somewhat bored, seeing all of the same themes, again and again. Though there's certainly great creativity and I'd be the last to ever deny that... but there's only so much I could watch of that. So for a time, I left. Then a friend shot me an email. "There's one that I think you should see."
Man, was he ever right about that.

But then you shared this with the rest of us, and it was enough that I can't leave it without a comment. To whomever you are there behind mgproductions, I commend you for producing a thought provoking piece that was truly magnificent in every way that I could discern. I've never seen this portrayed quite as you did it, nor have I ever seen so many styles contained within a single animation. This is so above and beyond simply unique... I'm not even sure what category I'd put it in.

I think you just rocked the boat.

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mgproductions responds:

Thanks heaps man, hearing how much you enjoyed it truly brightened up my day :)
Expect more to come from Marcus Graham :D.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I loved it, one of the best NewGrounds movies I have ever seen without a doubt. Great music, great plot, great acting, great everything. It really makes you think. :) I'll look for your future work.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very deep :>


Rated 5 / 5 stars

probably the best video I have seen on NG :)

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mgproductions responds:

Thanks heaps!