A Very Cute and Very Literal Short About the Undeniable Spark of Attraction

Image: Vimeo
Image: Vimeo

In Ashley Anderson and Jacob Mann’s animated short, Extinguished, love is represented literally—as a flame right where a person’s heart beats in his or her chest. A dejected young man’s fire goes out, until a pretty new neighbor moves in. Can he play it cool or will his, ah, burning attraction get the better of him?

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It’s a simple concept, but the characters are so endearing you can’t help but root for the guy, who can’t seem to avoid every imaginable embarrassment every time he interacts with his crush.

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Old lady: So tell me what made you fall in love with each other.

Him: I don’t know, when I saw her, and I saw her smile, something in me just clicked.

Her: I never really thought about him, but then I realized he liked me.