William Turner is a janitor, just doing his job when he suffers a severe pain to his chest and collapses to the floor. Clutching his beloved crystal, he spends his last three minutes alive recalling some of the most joyous moments of his life.
This is a quick, little film that should be mostly admired for its terrific production values, including its editing, cinematography, and use of music.
Check out this great animated short, “Alma,” written and directed by Rodrigo Blaas. The filmmaker has animated several Pixar films, including Up, WALL-E, Cars, Finding Nemo, and others. “Alma” is his directorial debut. The film won the Best Animation award at the 2009 L.A. Shorts Fest. In what I can best describe as a beautiful nightmare, this film would make Tim Burton proud. (Thanks, Janice!)