Sticky Note Love Story - Short Film

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Sticky Note Love Story is the upcoming short film from Zechariah James Towner. Sticky Note Love Story is inspired by the silent cinema of Charlie Chaplin, the monsters movies of Universal Pictures, and stop motion animation. The film is about a shy young man trying to talk to the young woman who lives across the hall from him. The young man tries leaving his crush messages on sticky notes, but the messages fail to go through and instead get electrocuted, transforming into a monster that attacks them both. Hilarity ensues.

Shot with live actors, Sticky Note Love Story was filmed at 8 Frames Per Second using a low shutter angle to emulate the choppy feel of low frame animation. This footage was then combined with actual stop motion—footage filmed at one frame at a time—to create a results that is at once animated but alive.

Sticky Note Love Story is currently making is way through the festival circuit and will make its online debut sometime in 2019. If you would like to play Sticky Note Love Story at your festival please click here to get in touch with ZJT.


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