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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 amazing. I had no trouble watching every second. Tugged at your emotions, made you think some, and was deep. Blending the variety of filming styles and animation styles was awesome. Never seen such good work on Newgrounds. The audio was great too. Limited but efficient dialogue, sound effects well done, and a soundtrack that is great.

Great work. Keep it up!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I can't even begin to say how amazing this was, this is to me one of the best movies ever posted to Newgrounds. It's so different and beautiful how could anyone ever compare to this. GREAT job! (:

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mgproductions responds:

wow "one of the best movies ever posted to Newgrounds"
thanks buddy that means a lot :).


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I haven't smoked in months, but this video made me feel high. amazing work.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Spectacular film,
I like how love is a landmine at the beginning of the film, makes me feel cautious; then, of course, he wakes up to a song with the word "battlefield" in it.

What really gets me is the origin of his altered perception; is it because of the lack of the brain elixir, the DNT(maybe some DMT while your at it), or was he dead all along.

Speaking of hell, I like how he went to a heaven like state when he killed himself; that's something rarely seen in art. It makes me sick seeing film after film where the dude commits suicide for perfectly logical reasons and goes to hell for it; fucking superstitions are noxious

The music is what keeps me coming back; it is so captivating, especially at the end

And of course, he was born on 4/20; oh mystical weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ed

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mgproductions responds:

I love how you picked up on some really subtle things in the film.
I actually made a list that mentions (ONLY A FEW)
of the many drug references in the film.

1. Jack Campbell was born on April the 20th (4/20)
2. 4:30 in the 2nd building there is a bunch of stoners with a bong on the table
3. 6:03 when we transition into the new world
there are mushrooms scattered around. These mushrooms are modelled after Psilocybin mushrooms.
4. 6:28 we can also see more mushrooms off to each sides here.
5. 8:06 DNT is a reference to DMT
i didn't use the words DMT though because this was a school project and could not feature any drug use.

P.S: this is going of the times for the youtube version

Thanks for the 5/5 expect more from me in the future.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was quiet amazing thankyou