Combining 3D and 2D animation, short film Dark Noir plunges us into a visually striking world where ideas exist as monstrous beings that can be stolen from their owners. When a detective goes in search of an old man's ideas, he learns something about his own past.

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Comic book creator Rafael Gramp√° wrote and directed Dark Noir, which was animated by Red Knuckles animation studio. There was also a crowdsourcing element to the film's development‚ÄĒwhich seems strangely apt for a tale about stealing ideas. Gramp√° took suggestions from Absolut's Facebook followers in creating the story. But it's Gramp√°'s character designs and Red Knuckles' animation that make this short something special.

[via Short of the Week]