Borrowed Time (film)

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Borrowed Time
Borrowed Time short film poster.png
Film poster
Directed by
Produced by Amanda Deering Jones
Written by
  • Andrew Coats
  • Lou Hamou-Lhadj
  • Mark C. Harris
Starring
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Cinematography Luke Martorelli
Edited by Kathy Toon
Production
company
Quorum Films
Release date
  • October 31, 2015 (2015-10-31) (Austin Film Festival)
  • October 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
Running time
7 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Borrowed Time is a 2015 American animated western drama short film directed by Pixar artists Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj.[1]

Plot[edit]

A weathered sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.

Production[edit]

The short took roughly five years to develop, from 2010 to 2015, as a part of Pixar's Co-op Program, which allows their animators to use Pixar resources to produce independent films.[2][3][4] The directors worked on the film in their spare time, while remaining full-time at Pixar and contributing to projects such as Inside Out, Brave, The Good Dinosaur, and WALL-E, along with shorts such as Toy Story That Time Forgot, Day & Night, Toy Story of Terror!, and Partly Cloudy.

Accolades[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Year Award Category Recipients Result
2015 SIGGRAPH Best In Show Andrew Coats
Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Won[5]
St. Louis International Film Festival Best Animated Short Won[6]
2016 Brooklyn Film Festival Won[7]
Fastnet Short Film Festival Best Cinematography James Campbell & Luke Martorelli Won [8]
USA Film Festival First Place: Animation Andrew Coats
Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Won[citation needed]
Woods Hole Film Festival Best Short Animation Won[9]
2017 Academy Awards Best Animated Short Film Nominated[10][11]
22nd Empire Awards Best Short Film Nominated[12]
Reel Shorts Film Festival Best Animated Short Won[13]

The short was included in The animation Showcase 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borrowed Time". Facebook. 
  2. ^ Failes, Ian (January 24, 2017). "How Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj Made The Independent Short 'Borrowed Time' Inside Pixar". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ Hill, Libby (January 29, 2017). "Two Pixar animators explore the depths of grief and guilt in 'Borrowed Time'". LA Times. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ Desowitz, Bill (January 29, 2017). "'Borrowed Time': How Two Pixar Animators Made a Daring, Off-Brand Western Short". Indiewire. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ Harary, Dan. "SIGGRAPH 2016 ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF 43RD ANNUAL COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL". SIGGRAPH. ACM SIGGRAPH. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "2015 SLIFF Awards". Cinema St. Louis. Cinema St. Louis. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Animation Film @ Brooklyn Film Festival". January 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  8. ^ "…AND THE WINNERS ARE – FFF 2016". Fastnet Film Festival. Fastnet Film Festival. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "2016 Audience Awards". Woods Hole Film Festival. Woods Hole Film Festival. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: See the Full List". Vanity Fair. January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Oscar Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. February 27, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  12. ^ James Dyer (7 February 2017). "2017 Three Empire Awards Nominations Announced". Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "2017 Award Winners". Reel Shorts Film Festival. Reel Shorts Film Festival. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 

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