Written and Directed by Sascha Geddert, The Rise and Fall of the Globosome is a 6 minute animated short film whose title should be somewhat self-explanatory as to its contents.
But just in case... Here's the synopsis: In the vastness of space, there’s a a small speck of rock inhabited by the most peculiar lifeforms: Dark little "Globosomes" that start to replicate fast and begin to show signs of intelligence. The film tells the story of the rise and fall of these little creatures.
Sounds ambitious, let's take a look.
Pretty. Very pretty, really. The animation is excellent. The message is pretty apparent, pretty quickly, and maybe a little obvious, but I did like how the inevitable and irresponsible destruction of the planet by the indigenous population of bouncy balls is balanced by the idea that hope blooms ever anew, and life goes on. Of course that could be extended to say that we are doomed to destroy ourselves over and over endlessly, but why taint that last little gleam of light, right? Right. In the end, this short film is all right, I enjoyed it, but it's really more of a novel distraction, than story, y'know? If you've got 6 minutes, check it out.