• 2015
  • United Kingdom, Hungary, United States
  • 6 mins
  • English

Animated Film Competition

Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
Richard E. Grant

Things of worth are often neglected in favour of that which is more immediately gratifying. Unfortunately, things that are neglected are often lost forever. The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.

Directing duo Tom Brown and Daniel Gray met at film school, their graduation film, “t.o.m.” won numerous awards across international film festivals. Although they now live in New York and Budapest, they continue to work together, under the name of Holbrooks, across continents and time zones.


2015 SXSW – Special Jury Recognition
2015 AFI Festival – Special Jury Award
2015 New Chitose Airport Int. Animation Festival – Grand Prix
2015 Rhode Island Int. Film Festival – Grand Prize Experimental
2015 Annecy International Animation Festival – Fipresci Award
2015 NY Shorts Fest – Best Animation
2015 Amsterdam Film Festival – Best Animation
2015 12th Calgary Underground Film Festival – Best Animated Short
2015 NY Shorts Fest – Best Animation
2015 La Guarimba Int’l Film Festival – Best Director, Best Sound
2015 3D Wire Fest – Mención a Mejor Cortometraje Internacional
2015 Court Metrange – Melies d’Argent

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