Jacob Streilein‘s Punctuwool is a tad far-fetched. Why, you ask? Well, it has sheep acting as clouds. Don’t believe us? Just watch!
However, when you get past the fact that livestock are now part of the water cycle, you will realize that Punctuwool is an endearing tale of self-discovery and learning to do what makes you happy.
The short film follows a rainman, who “shepherds” his clouds on a tight schedule. He doesn’t like being late, and certainly does not appreciate his sheep doing anything else apart from making it rain. Since they’re all stuck in a rut, they’re a sad bunch; except for this one free spirit, a ‘cloud’ that is fascinated by the world around him.
The wandering cloud is constantly facing the ire of the rainman, and keeps getting into trouble. Finally, sick of being bossed around, the cloud leaves the group, and does what makes him happy – pushing boats around with wind.
At a subliminal level, the rainman is your boss, and the wandering cloud should be you. Punctuwool is a great short film to catch for when you’re feeling under the weather, and need a lift-me-up. With scratchy artwork, effective sound design and a simplistic message, it does the trick well.
Check it out, right here!