What happens when a house doesn’t feel at home?

Home Sweet Home is the story of a young house who chooses to leave his run-down neighborhood. This sparks the adventurous spirit of one of the older houses, who partners up with him in this buddy-road movie.

The houses come to life through 3D computer animation. We often recognize faces in houses, and this effect called pareidolia is put to good use in this short film. Without exaggerating the movability of houses, they are given a personality and expressive qualities through subtle motions of porches, curtains and window shades. These houses do not have to speak a word, we know what they have to say to each other. The pictures of “ruin porn” from deserted parts of Detroit were a starting point for the development of the art work. Inspired by famous animators like Tadahiro Uesugi and Eyvind Earle, a vibrant world is designed with a wide spectrum of colors and well designed lighting effects.

The film is a graduation project of students of Supinfocom Arles in France, one of the foremost schools for digital filmmaking in the world. They pay a lot of attention to the distribution of their student’s films, strengthening their success. This film has been screened at many different film festivals all over the world, picking up awards here and there.

With this heartwarming animated Short Shot, the whole team of Go Short wishes you a happy new year!