Friday, February 22, 2013

Short Film: The Jockstrap Raiders

Nelson injects a bit of humor into the battlefield genre in this Revenge of the Nerds-esqu short about a group of misfits who are determined to save Britain from the invading German army during the course of World War I.  If you were a fan of eighties cartoons growing up, you'll probably enjoy this.
"The Jockstrap Raiders is a Student Academy Award winning animated short film about a group of misfits during world war I. It takes place in Leeds, England where our heroes are all excluded from the war due to various abnormalities. Threatened by the invading German Kaiser and his army, they must learn to become a team and overcome their deficiencies in order to save Britain, and the world.

Completed at UCLA, it is Mark Nelson's MFA thesis project. The short has won many awards, including: Student Academy Award; Best Animation, British Animation Festival; Best Animation Macon Film Festival; Best Narrative Short GI Film Festival; Audience Award Orlando Film Festival."

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