Nov 14, 2013
Desperation can lead people to do some truly unspeakable things, as is the case in Cody Walzell's Breadheads. Featuring a series of shell shocked shoulders slowly starving at their frontline base, the arrival of wounded comrades presents an unlikely meal ticket for these troops at the end of their rope.
Walzell did an amazing job creating a truly paranoid aura about this animated short, as well as selling that moment in which the troops well..Simply lost it. Stylistically it definitely reminded me of an old short by Katsuhiro Otomo called Cannon Fodder, which had a similar, albeit less warped vibe to it. Breadheads was created as Cody's senior short at Pratt.