This Touching Short Film ‘The Present’ earned 59 Awards and a Job at Disney

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The Present is a touching short film, created by Jacob Frey, about a young boy and his new dog. Frey’s short film is based on artist Fabio Coala‘s equally emotional comic strip titled “Perfection”. You can read the comic strip at the bottom of this page.

The short tells the story of a boy who rather spends his time indoors playing videogames instead of discovering whats waiting in front of the door. One day his Mum decides to get a little surprise for his son, which makes it hard for him to concentrate on his video game.

“The Present” is a graduation short from the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Post production at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany and based on a comic strip by Fabio Coala.

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The short film was shown at over 180 film festivals around the world and garnered the team 59 awards. “The Present” was directed and animated by Jacob Frey.


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