Animation: The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling

Published On April 17, 2013 | By Joe Gordon | Animation, Film TV & Theatre

The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling is a lovely short graduate animation film from Joseph Wallace and friends. Ivor is an elderly gent who enjoys looking after his potted plants in his high-rise apartment – until he has a small accident and knocks one of the plants off the window sill. Witnessing it’s plummeting descent sparks off a series of increasingly panicky reactions from Ivor as be becomes obsessed with a fear of falling himself. I love the animation and sets (which Joseph notes were mostly made from cardboard), there’s a lovely texture and feel to the sets and character:

The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling from Joseph Wallace on Vimeo.

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Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk’s chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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