Alleged Copy, Ma Non Troppo, Fest
Monday, February 21, 2011
Thanks to the ever observant James Brechney for pointing this out. You should subscribe to his YouTube channel.
Here is âAnimal Beatboxâ, the 2011 winning film of TropFest, the biggest short film festival in the world.
It is written and directed by Damon Gameau.Or perhaps it should be Damon Gateau. Cos it kinda takes the cake.
Because âAnimal Beatboxâ looks a lot like the clip âDog Catâ that Eustus made and uploaded to YouTube in September last year, featuring an audio track produced by adam and âjag kiranmayâ.
To be fair, Damonâs flukily similar short film has a lot more going on, and took a lot more work. But gosh theyâre similar. Iâm just saying, is all.
Chances are itâs just a massive coincidence. Ten years ago, before YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and blogging being all the rage, it wouldnât have mattered. Both films could have existed side-by-side with few, or anyone being the wiser. Except, perhaps, for some geek who would dedicate a chapter to it in the book based on the film studies thesis written before graduating from somewhere. Now nerds like me ensure everyone knows about it almost immediately.