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A musician becomes deaf and struggles to adapt to a new life.

Check out my other animated short films;
Followers - vimeo.com/117047469
Priorities - vimeo.com/93124212
Aqua - vimeo.com/36338055

Written and Directed by Gints Zilbalodis
Music by Bertrams Pauls Purvišķis


Made with Maya, After Effects, Photoshop and Logic Pro X.

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This is pretty poignant and made me feel sorry for the musician, especially at the end although it's bittersweet rather than an all-around downer. Also, the animation is superb. Great job!

Rarely am i so moved and truly astonished by an animated show let alone on Newgrounds. Always fun to be surprised in my favorite medium.

The true success of it is i feel that for the first time in my life i can understand what it means to be deaf even if it's just a little bit. So thanks for the perspective and the tears of both joy and sadness which really is the best kind.

Outstanding. It's always refreshing to see a good, serious movie on Newgrounds. Especially one that didn't need violence to tell the story. Having a lot of disabled friends and family, this movie really gets through to the user how frustrating life is with a disability. The graphical style looked a bit generic at first, but everyone came to appear very unique looking and had their own personality. The animation was phenomenal as well. You really did a good job of capturing human motion. Thank you for sharing this with us. This should be award-worty if entered into a film festival.

omg amazing


Awesome cartoony and graphics. Flowed pretty well.

Good story. I would be concerned that there wasn't much else to the story but it's a short film so I wont be harsh harsh harsh. (I watch some short films but not a fan of the genre). Other than the fact that this felt LONG, it's a great vid. Watching this makes me think that if I was to break my hands. how limited and upset I would be. I'd probably feel like killing myself because that's all I know is how to use my hands to make my thoughts and ideas come to life through typing. Can't even imagine being like Steven Hawkings and typing everything by mouth. :(

Btw, I noticed he was alone for all of this video. Maybe performing gave him ease and without being able to hear himself perform, he'd lose the only thing keeping him alive.

The only thing.