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We Just Exist

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Aug 4, 2012 | 3:37 AM EDT

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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 0 / 5 stars

Sorry, I have a short attention span. So far I can tell it's of really good quality though. It looks like it's going to be one of those pschological, introspective, super-artsy pieces I'm not usually into, mainly because they have the pacing of holding an old lady's hand while crossing the street. I'll probably end up watching the rest of it later just for the artwork as it is terrific. The scene changing the bed into a car was marvelous.So far, I admire the intent to do without dialogue but it makes for an awfully slow story. I just don't think visual story telling has to be slow. I think people are far more sympathetic to psychology and dreams than some story tellers give them credit for. So yes, I'm criticizing the pacing. Perhaps it will pay out eventually. In my history the build up usually falls flat more often than not but I try to always gives them a chance even if it does bore me at first there are usually more than a few redeeming qualities towards the end, I hope at least. . . rating pending.

mgproductions responds:

Why'd you even rate it to begin with if you hadn't watched the whole thing yet?
It's quite fast paced, i didn't want it to be one of slow boring art films that are all black and white and whatnot.. Give the whole thing a go and even if you don't like it i certainly don't think it deserves 0/5