Some short films are just too neat not to share, although I won’t be reviewing them as I do other movies, television episodes, and even short stories. Like flash fiction, many short films are either about the experience of an unforgettable moment or a surprise twist.
Eyrie, by student animator David Wolter, has both. It’s a sweet, mystical little story about a young shepherd somewhere in an American plain or desert, and how he learns responsibility and…something else. I dare not spoil it. At four minutes, it is lean and efficient, and yet manages an easy, sauntering pace that savors the telling of the story rather than rushing to a climax. It’s relaxing, intriguing, and a little bit inspiring. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did; be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments!