Violence and models are a MUST have for a good story! Or are they? What about a man…

The animated short What About a Man? is the graduation project of Florian Walraven for the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in the Netherlands. Mobsters, Popeye, American action heroes, anime, and the far corners of youtube all served as an inspiration for Walraven. The story halts and stutters as ideas and cliches tumble over each other.

Walraven used the film mainly as an exercise in color and design, and it looks both innovative and appealing. It’s the voice acting that makes this absurd short film so much fun though. Walraven obviously devoted much attention to the rhythm of the voices. Can you hear this rhythm?

What about men