Norwich-based 3D illustrator and animator AJ Jeffries released a new animation that feels particularly relevant to modern life. Simply described as a story about “a horse, struggling to exist,” the short film chronicles the evolution of a pink animal as it morphs from a blob into a fully realized mare. Its body bends and contorts—at one point, its neck even shoots up to the sky, killing a purple bird—before it gets some encouragement from nearby plants and happily dances away. To check out more of Jeffries’s relatable projects, head to Instagram, Vimeo, or Behance.
This movie is recommended by Matej Mazák
Often an animator, from time to time an illustrator. After studying animation at the Ostrava University, he returned to Slovakia thanks to his collaboration on the project “Hviezdny Taxík” where he is continuing his work to this day. His secret plan is to appear in as many end credits as he can, so you are likely to notice his name in many projects among the animators in Slovak projects, such as- LokalFilmis, KA-BOOM!, Mimi & Líza, or The Websters. You also may have come across his work at events such as Biela Noc or Festival tieña a svetla, for which he sometimes prepares light installations. In 2020 he released a comics called Malá hviezda in collaboration with Bea Révayova, targeting both adventurous and more timid children. He illustrated this book and he’s very proud of the work!
Learn more about his creations on his website.