WATCH: The Making Of Acclaimed Animated Short Film Negative Space

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This Oscar-nominated animated short film, directed by US filmmaking duo Ru Kuwuhata and Max Porter, is based on a poem by Ron Koertge and tells the story of a father and son’s relationship.

The father, a businessman who travels a lot, teaches his son about the art of packing, something the two bonded over, something that shaped the son’s relationship with his father.

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The team behind the stop-motion animated film spent three months making every piece featured in the short, from tiny laptops to rolled-up socks. “It was really important for us to use the actual material… and give more life to the object,” says Ru in the above clip.

Watch the trailer for the short below and the fascinating making of clip above.