I asked a friend of mine over the phone what's a good fan film to watch via YouTube or Vimeo? She got excited - "DUDE, I know you love horror stories...well, you need watch this short film named FRANCIS on Vimeo!
She sent me the link and I can happily say that FRANCIS is one of my favorite short films on the site.
Information behind the film - FRANCIS:
The story of ‘Francis’ came about interestingly from famed radio show 'This American Life'. Broadcaster Ira Glass asked 6 American writers to create a short story about Adventure. One of these stories written by novelist & screenwriter Dave Eggars, it was read on the show to much acclaim and praise., Richard worked with producer Kevin Batten & a team to turn the words into this short. He worked on the film tirelessly & had 40 people work on all elements of the animation. The film has been shown at Cannes Film Festival and Raindance.