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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

I love it, I know you want everyone to see it, but you could have sent this to festivals first.
So, you are 19 now... What is next? Is this something you want to be doing or it was just for fun?
Again, congrats!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

why did dude kill his girlfriend did the story your yelling really happened there was things that werent explained that should have been please pm me the answer for my comment shall be nomore coz of the incoming comments thnks


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really like the stopmotion work with the claymation stuff and as you watched on it filled in the cracks of the fantasy world. The transitions were very well done. The flash was ok, acting good for home made. Thank you for sticking to your guns and finishing this massive project. Very touching.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow man. Its refreshing to be reminded how much hard work really pays off. So many techniques executed within this privately produced piece and awesome production quality; from camera work, perspectives, animation, to rotoscoping, claymation, and stop motion. You did really well here and the story along with the visuals and music tied everything together perfectly. Perhaps a feeling you didn't intend to impart but like I said, if we as individuals are willing to put in the work we can acheive great things (like your piece here). A lesson we lazy Americans are gonna need to learn sooner or later. Well done Marcus.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

i thought it was amazing...great storyline and lots of effort put into it. To answer some of these ppls thoughts....its about IMAGINING...meaning not real, blocking out a dark past so u dont have to worry or be depressed 24/7...this shows that and how easily you can break down from bottling it all in ...he didnt try for attention, he didnt do it to be his info before you watch..he says CHILDLIKE fantasy world...which he did great at...ntm he created the mind of a bottled, depressed, and guilty mind. The way he jumped from cartoon style to real was awesome, he did all kinds of animation and i was impressed and awed at it....takes a imaginative and creative mind to do what he did, especially with very little to work with and ppl to help out with. Aesome job, i see you going greater distances in the near future...if you want help or more creative ideas, ill help all i can cause this was awesome and neone with the same type of mind would be proud to be a part of a type of film such as this....I know some reviews low rated are like "seriously, wth dude" but there are ppl with there own opinions or jus dont know art....and well trollers tooXD...noone can get a perfect score on here, but u got 4 from all these ppl who watched so dude, look at the low raters as, pfft who cares....only 1out of 5 ppl dont like pat yourself on the back for a job well done....grats and good luck dude

mgproductions responds:

Thanks so much for the nice comments, and what you said is very true :).