On the sixth day of Christmas, Glass Eye Pix gave to me “Mail”, a beautifully crafted stop motion animation short with a wicked sense of humor.
The 2018 Creepy Christmas Film Fest from Beck Underwood and NYC-based production company Glass Eye Pix serves up a special delivery from animator Anthony Galante — the charming, clever, and funny short “Mail”.
Galante’s lovingly-crafted short perfectly reflects the beauty and magic of the season. However, since this is a festival focused on the creepier side of Christmas, there’s a playful punch at the end that turns the festive fun on its head. At just over 30 seconds long, it’s simple but effective — a very brief but satisfying entry that proves sometimes less is more.
Beginning December 1st and leading up to Christmas Day, the Creepy Christmas Film Fest will highlight one original horror short a day from talented and up-and-coming filmmakers. In a similar vein to the highly creative horror anthology film ABCs of Death, each filmmaker is giving a holiday-themed prompt to inspire their short film.
For his short, Galante was giving the prompt CAROLERS. He explains more about how he approached his delightful short:
“Mail is a stop motion animation that was sparked from the prompt word CAROLERS. The main character is sourced second hand and the rest of the set is handmade from chipboard, paint, paper and batting.”
ANTHONY GALANTE is an animator based in Brooklyn, NY specializing in stop motion animation. You can view more of Anthony’s videos, including his animation reel, at vimeo.com/anthonygalante and his other works at behance.com/anthonygalante. Also, be sure to keep up with his latest projects by following him on Instagram at @iamgalante.
Check out “Mail”, Anthony Galante’s submission for Day 6 of the Creepy Christmas Film Fest below.