From directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka DANIELS) comes this absolutely crazy, surreal, hilarious, and amazing short movie called Interesting Ball.
Comprised of five narratives that are interwoven by the appearance of a sentient red ball which bounces through key moments in the stories, the short film is seemingly a cogitation on the absurdity of life and the hyper-realistic sensations of loss.
In the five narratives in Interesting Ball we see many a crazy thing like in 'An Interesting Ball,' a beleaguered wife has a sexual encounter with the red ball. 'Cafe Scene' has Waymond from Workaholics dropping some philosophical bombs. 'Buttsuckers' literally has a man being sucked into his best friend's backside, 'Prank' sees a bereaved woman tackling the death of a loved one and a runaway refrigerator, and in 'Broformers' a bunch of friends literally come together to help a friend in need.
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Haven't got time to watch the full thing? Well here's a round up of the craziest bits from the film!
This film has some great CGI, and this amalgamation of bros goes leaps and bounds to confirm that.
Here we have the Daniels warming up their famous contortion act. Not really, Daniel Scheinert is about to be gobbled up by Daniel Kwan's ass. Why not?
Here we have a lady literally trying to keep a hold of a life that was instead of letting go. A child like voice on her mobile attempts to reassure her by telling jokes and highlighting the absurdity of it all.
Bros On The Run
In this shot we see a couple of beach security guards chasing after the Broformer. Such a good shot, such great CGI. Just like this...
We're All Connected
All of this madness comes together to promote the idea of existence as a ridiculous anomaly. We live in a world where crazy and beautiful things happen every day, but we're usually too embroiled in the quotidian to pay attention.
'An Interesting Ball' could be reminding us to pay attention to our loved ones. 'Cafe Scene' tells us that you cannot judge a book by its cover. 'Buttsuckers' could be a hint towards entering adulthood. 'Prank' could be about letting go of pain and 'Broformers' reminds us that not every problem should be tackled alone.
But despite all that, the biggest moral of this tale is, don't stick your butt in your friend's face for it may prove deadly.
(Source: DANIELS via vimeo)