The animated short film Last Breath plays like a fever dream—or really, more like a nightmare. In a city run by a corporate mascot, one man realizes that he has become a social outcast because he's one of the few humans who still breathes.

The film is NSFW in some spots.

Mak Ying-Ping directed Last Breath as her graduation film at the Royal College of Art in 2012. It plunges us right into an increasingly neutral-toned world where the brightest colors shine from temples of commerce, and gradually becomes more surreal as our protagonist looks for a way to survive in a world where breathing is outlawed.


[via Sam Morrill on Vimeo]