May 2, 2014
There's A Man In The Woods
Everyone's dealt with their own dose of overactive imaginations when they were kids: Monsters under the bed, imaginary friends, and in the case of animator Jacob Streilein, that man in the woods. Placing his memories of a childhood experience regarding a playground rumor into an ever intensifying narrative rhyme, we're shown a world where a teacher ultimately pays the price for one kid's far fetched tall tales. Animated in Flash with backgrounds created in Photoshop.
When I was in elementary school, the older kids started a rumor that quickly made recess a terrifying experience. I've been wanting to make this film just so I had a place to put some of the details of that rumor.