A musician tackles his anxiety by arguing with his own subsconscious

Tom Moody is a musician struggling to find the confidence to sing. He'll have to take a surreal journey into his own mind and argue with himself and his memories of the past.

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Ainslie Henderson wrote, directed, and animated I Am Tom Moody, which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Animation. It's a charming trip into the human mind, one that captures the way we narrate our personal histories—and correct ourselves along the way.

Henderson has also released a making-of video:

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nardocarpio
nardocarpio

Yes. Thank you! There was so much depth in that 11 minutes that most movies lack nowadays, but perhaps its briefness makes it so powerful. I have these battles a lot in my own head, but I usually think of the argument I need to win against a "negative" self. I don't usually go as far as to thinking about a negative subconscious having its own backstory or reason for being how it is. The fact that he has a sit down talk with it and understands it is quite profound. I gotta have me one of those.