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8 January 2020

Firewatch.

by Andrew MacGregor


Short Films: “Tomorrow's On Fire” - 1 min 45s

This searing piece of work from Australian director Darcy Prendergarst attempts to quell the flames which threaten not only the land down under, but the entire globe. As world leaders put firepower first and diplomacy second, a young boy (credited here as Miles M.) articulates the anger and frustration of those on the ground.

“You should be disgraced and thrown headfirst from office”, says Miles, who chastises “deaf politicians” that have allowed their constituents to suffer alone. He also accuses the powers that be of treating their work like a game - gambling with lives to reach go and collect $200.

All of this is conveyed through Prendergarst’s simple, sketchy animation which flickers and moves like a living flame. The result is a terse yet artful portrayal of a disaster both natural and - in a hideous twist of irony - manmade.


Director's Agent: Agent Elson Ⓟ Ⓦ
Animation: Darcy Prendergast
Sound Designer: Richard Tamplenizza

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