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a short film noir animation.
The story takes place in a slightly exaggerated version of our world. In a dumped down nameless city a detective gets an assignment which changes his life.

I hope you like it. I have a few more stories in my mind, taking place in the same environment.

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This movie is beautifully animated. Usually anti-heros do horrible things and call them selves heros for it, but this takes it to a new level. I love this because it's well written, and it makes me cringe. 5 stars.

Joenu responds:

Thank you so much! I saw these brilliant how-to videos you posted in the forum. But I don't get it: Are they created by you? Or are those just tutorials you like?

This animation is awesome!
Which program did you use? Flash?

Joenu responds:

Thanks. Yeah, I animate in Flash and edit in Premiere.

Holy shit! I saw your forum post and decided to give this movie a watch and it was great! The story you were telling was so great! The imagery was really well done too. The sounds, played very well with the animation aspect of it. However I would have liked to see a little bit more animation in this. It seemed fairly slow going, but it told a wonderful tale and it intrigues me to know more, or see where this detective could go. You could cover many roads from the plastic island to his revenge on the rich guy. Another thing I would like to see improved is your human figure. It seemed very disproportionate when we first come upon the man in the sewer by the hanging alligator, compared to the later shots of the people with the faces (Which were incredibly realistic) Overall this movie was great and I look forward to seeing what you can do! Maybe add more voices too? Fantastic piece brotha, keep it up!

Joenu responds:

Thanks a lot. You're right. There should be more animation in it. I'll do that in my next movie. Also I must improve the figure animation.
Cheers, mate

Seems like this could be a prelude for something! At first the animation style/mood reminded me a bit of Afro Ninja. It moved more to noir as it went along, but the voice felt out of place - maybe too bold and badass for the flashbacks I'm used to in criminal drama. I like the gritty style and atmosphere, it tells a good story, but in the end... it's just started! What happens next?


Joenu responds:

Maybe it is a prelude. I've planned to make several animations taking place in this "world" - but with different protagonists.

Credits & Info

4.00 / 5.00

Jan 14, 2015
11:04 AM EST