But Milk Is Important


"But Milk Is Important" is my graduation film at Volda University College, Norway. It was made together with Anna Mantzaris and we spent a little over a year to make it.
Its a 10:38 minute long stop motion film using puppets.

Short synopsis:
man with social anxiety gets followed by a naive and clumsy creature. Terrified the man tries to escape, unaware that the creature is actually a helper with slightly unconventional methods...



"But Milk Is Important" is currently being screened around festivals.


Awards:
Best Animated Short Film ( +18 category) - Giffoni International Film Festival - 2013
Gold Winner - Visuelt - Moving Image Student Category - 2013Student Special Award - Anifest - 2013Audience Award - Frame by Frame - 2013
Post Graduate Student Jury: 1st Student Film Award - Athens Animfest - 20131st Student Film Award - Athens Animfest - 2013
Best Nordic-Baltic Studentfilm - Fredrikstad Animation Festival - 2012


You can check out our production blog HERE




24 comments:

  1. I have wanted to watch this in full for a long while, where can i see it, please? x

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    1. Hello Kittyalice! Glad you find our film interesting :) If you send me a mail I can give you link with password to the full version!

      Best
      Eirik

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    2. I lovelovelove it! Where can i see it, please?
      My email: tyorkaa@gmail.com

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    3. hello! Thank you! Just sent you a link :)

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    4. Hello there- Thank you so so much!
      My address is,
      kittyaliceinwonderland@hotmail.com

      I am so looking forward to watching this in full!
      The puppets are beautiful, by the way, especially how traditionally Norwegian he looks- did they teach you all of this in the animation university?
      How did you make so many lovely faces for him? : ) xx

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    5. Hello!
      I'll send you the link :)
      Thank you very much! I must admit I would very much like to have a sweater like that myself hehe!
      You can read and look more about the making process on our production blog:
      http://butmilkisimportant.blogspot.se/2012/06/making-of-puppet-face-replacements.html

      The university teaches some but a lot is self taught by sharing knowledge with friends and classmates and looking on different inspirations on the internet. There is also good tutorials all around for different things too :)

      Eirik

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  2. I recently saw this at an Ottowa Animation Festival screening and I absolutely loved it. I'd very much like to see it again. Where can I find it?

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  3. ohh i really want to see this cause it looks wonderfull. where can i find it?

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    1. Hey! The film is currently travelling around on festivals! Maybe near you? :O But pass me a mail and I'll give you the link and password to the online version!

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    2. ooh thanks! ( i tried to find a festival somewhere here, but anywhere:( )
      my email: dorkavolna@gmail.com
      thanks a lot:)

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  4. I saw it today at Zlin Film Fest, it's wonderful!

    I had been wondering what that girl's monster is untill I found some interview with you, where it was stated that she suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. I totally missed her not stepping on the lines (not a surprise I guess). And I'm also quite puzzled about what happened to the man with milk in the street (did he die?)

    So I would very much like to see it again. Could you please give me a link to the online version too? My e-mail is matejDOTkocianSOMETHINGgmailDOTcom. Thank you :-)

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    1. Hello Matej! Thank you very much!

      Yea the cuts in the train are quite fast so its not the easiest detail to spot first time watching. You are not the first to miss it hehe.
      Her creature is a more physical creature while the man's creature is more psychological.

      Sadly yes, that man dies. He gets some sort of heart attack. The man then realizes he wont be able to get milk, almost worrying more about the milk than the poor man lying in the street..

      Happy you want to watch it again, link sent!

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    2. Hii Eirik , I love your stopmotion film and right now I am working on my own stop motion graduation animation, I feel I can learn a lot from your works . Would it be ok to send me full version link? Thank you very much . This is my email: dream77225656@163.com

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    3. Hello Dream! Thank you so much :) Hope you find useful stuff around here to help you out. Also check out the milk production blog! Good luck with your grad film.

      Eirik

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    4. Would it be possible to be sent a link to view the full short? I have been told that I'm missing out having not seen it. markurstadt@gmail.com. Thank you for sharing!

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    5. Hey Mark! Its still travelling around on some festivals so keep a look out! But I will send you a link too :) Say thanks to your notification person!

      Eirik

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    6. Hey would love to see this! my email is joeallen92@gmail.com

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  5. hi there! I've seen the trailer of this amazing work! I've been trying to find the full short for some time already. This is my email: samjesstinor@yahoo.com

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  6. Hello! I love it and I really want to see this. My email is: street.of.penguins@gmail.com
    Thanks :)

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  7. Hi from Saint-Petersburg! You are great!!! So do I want to see full version of your animation film. Thank you for your work! my e-mail: daryzlat@mail.ru

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  8. Wow I really want to see the full version of this film...I've been looking for it
    Really love your character!!
    Can I receive a link too? Thank you very much
    My email :sysk88917@gmail.com

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