May 2, 2013


USC animation student Simon Wilches-Castro created the whimsical and pretty damn bizarre animated short, 'Semaforo' (or, 'Stoplight'). It's a crazy, vivid journey into the fantastical world of the circus and circus-like performers.  Based on his experiences in Colombia, it's named after the people who desperately perform various tricks for any kind of money near the big-city traffic lights. Devolving from innocent acrobatics to clowns (the horror...) to the side-show freaks, it's an act that has something for everyone, while also illustrating that there are people who will do anything they can to just get by.

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