This week, we’re bringing you the winner of the “Best Director” title in the Who’s There? Film Challenge. I will be bringing many of these winners your way over the coming weeks. There is some reallllllly interesting stuff here. TOTAL hats off to the folks that build these shorts. It’s no mean feat to complete one of these projects, let alone to bring the real magic of telling a compelling story in 3 minutes. Props to all!

We’re headed to Gothenburg, Sweden for this installment; a devilishly fun little film called “Lights Out.” Animator and filmmaker David Sandberg does an incredible job of involving the viewer immediately in the story with minimal elements and an very-simple-but-very-effective premise. This is wonderfully age-transcendent, too — Genuine chills, but doesn’t need shock and gore to achieve them. Big fun.

Special THANKS to John Seitz for mentioning this one! Big ups, brother.


Author: David Edward Johnson

A bit about me :: My name is David Johnson. I'm a senior creative with over 20 years of experience. I am currently serving as the Director of User Experience and Product Design at Inmar. Previously, I have served as the Global Digital Creative Director for Whole Foods Market, several agencies at the VP level and co-owned my own agency in New York for seven years. I love genre film, a full range of music, art, kung fu, TM, design, good food and a great joke. I'm based in Austin, Texas and addicted to BBQ.

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