A Short About A Color-Stealing Villain In The Style Of A Scanner Darkly

In a black-and-white world, only a few artists possess color. But they live in fear of the Gold Sparrow, a malevolent woman who steals the color of any who dare to perform. Can anyone stop her?


Director Daniel Stessen wrote The Gold Sparrow based on the song by the Brothers Lit. The production team assembled all of the physical objects (with the exception of the backgrounds) for Michael Garza's rotoscope animation. The result is a surreal and striking battle of colors and wills, one that has racked up numerous festival awards.

The Gold Sparrow [via Vimeo Staff Picks]

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This wasn't rotoscoped, was it?