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MORE tells the story of an old, tired inventor as he struggles through joyless life in a drab and passionless society, leading the same cold and colorless existence accepted by the identical drones around him. At once tortured and inspired by his dreaming of and yearning for his younger carefree days, he struggles to finish the invention he hopes will give his life meaning and worth. His world, and the world of those around him, is transformed when his secret invention is completed. However, his subsequent success does not come without sacrifice. The inventor realizes that the true essence of his inspiration cannot be manufactured...
This Academy Award nominated animation short film that has won over 20 festival awards including Best Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999.
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Academy Award nominated director and animator Mark Osborne graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in June 1992. His student thesis film, Greener, a mixed-media animation short, gained a worldwide audience and earned numerous honors and screened worldwide at over 40 film festivals. Greener’s prizes include the 1994 UFVA first-place animation award, a 1995 jury prize at Black Mariah, a Silver Award at Worldfest Houston '95 and the Judges' Award at Cinema 16 in the New Orleans Film Festival. Osborne was also recognized as a New Director in the New Films/New Directors Festival '95 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Osborne's MORE is the first fully animated, stop-motion film to be presented for exhibition in the IMAX 70/15p format. The six-minute short premiered in November, 1998 at the state-of-the-art California Science Center IMAX Theater and went on to win over 20 festival prizes screening in 35mm format. Recently, Osborne completed his first! live-action feature, which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. The film, entitled Dropping Out, was written by and stars his brother, Kent. Although a departure from the trademark animation style Mark has pioneered, the high-concept dark comedy marks a return to the live-action roots where he began his exploration of filmmaking. Osborne is currently directing music videos and commercials via Satellite Films while he develops his animated feature and his next live action film. Mark and his wife Kimb have two children, Madison and Riley.Review:
"all in all you will not see six better minutes of film on screen this year - or ever." -- Cinefantastique, Jan 1999
"in just six minutes is able to do what too many filmmakers can’t do in two hours: make you care." -- The Seattlle Weekly, 1999
"not enough words in the dictionary to begin describing the masterful achievment of this brief but almost excrutiatingly brilliant film." -- Cinefantastique, Jan 1999
"... packs an emotional punch that puts it on a plane with the best features." -- Orlando Weekly, 1999
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