Australian character animator Luke Randall‘s 4-minute animated short film Reach is about a tiny robot who is given the gift of life with only one limitation, the length of his power cable. When a curious bird appears at the workshop window, his lust to live outside of his reach, may be his demise.
It was produced over a period of 8 months in the after work hours using Maya, Photoshop and After Effects. The short has already won a bunch of awards on the festival circuit, but the film is currently a finalist in the Cannes Short Film Corner competition and is looking for your vote. So watch the film after the jump, click on the HQ button to see the film in higher quality. And afterward, head on over to YouTube to cast your vote via star rating (you need to be signed in).