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Retrograde: A Stop-Motion Sci-Fi Short Film

by Kenny Hoeschen

NSFW: Language.

London and Jemima get stuck on a spaceship bound for destruction and are desperate to find away to save themselves in this terrific animated short film by George Metaxas. The stop-motion film was made almost entirely using cardboard figures with armature bodies and hand-drawn replacement faces.

Here’s the entire synopsis: “Uranus City: the last outpost in our solar system. The rarely visited and near-empty space station ‘Sage’ orbits the city and its inhabitants. Two remain stranded on board, a human called Jemima and a bored and lonely alien tourist called London. Oblivious to the danger, they missed boarding the last escape pods to evacuate the station’s population to the city below. London’s unresisting affection for Jemima is tested when she comes up with a plan to escape their situation, whether he likes it or not.”

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