This 6-minutes long animated movie was shot by two animators of Pixar Animation Studios in their spare time, consumes over a period of five years, and has been announced as Best Animated Movie this year.
The short movie narrates a tale of guilt, sorrow and disappointment. Pixar Animation Studios are known of their way of story telling in their movies, as with movies like Up, Toy Story and Inside Out, with their latest 6-minutes long animated movie titled ‘Borrowed Time’, Pixar animators make their way of bringing out dark and powerful emotions.
Borrowed Time is a story of a Sheriff who is traumatized in guilt and carries weight of mistakes when he was in his younger years. He even tried a lifetime forgetting the day when unthinkable happened and now he returns to the remains of the accident. The 6-minutes short Borrowed Time packed with emotions that leaves an impression of a lifetime.
The animated short was a passion project and not exactly a Pixar feature, directed by Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj.
“We really wanted to make something that was a little more adult in its thematic choices, and show that animation could be a medium to tell any sort of story” said Director Lou Hamou-Lhadj.
The project came under Pixar Co-op program run by Pixar for their employees giving them access to tools and technology to work on projects out of Pixar studio films.
Director Coats on their plans to make Borrowed Time a feature said “we don’t know what the reality is for really doing that, especially with the budgets required to make these kinds of films. We’ve had five years of our time in this world so right at the moment we’re itching to do something new and different”.