|My favourite No Festival Required screening of the year is always the selection of short films shown at the Phoenix Art Museum. Here's Selection 2010.|
This is all about a powder grey girl bunny who lusts after the ripe and red boy bunny, only to be spurned from afar in favour of some third wheel yellow girl bunny. The slut. So powder grey sets into motion a plan that will lead hot red right to her burrow, but of course it all goes horribly wrong. At least it goes horribly wrong to begin with but bunnies are fickle critters so it all works out in the end. The details of how all this goes down are blissfully unfolded, with subtle tributes to genre stylings from spaghetti westerns to gothic horror. Dick Bruna was never like this.
It's a very human story of course, and you can rinse and repeat as often as you wish. Oleksyk's lines are elegantly simple, as simple and effective as the story. This is the only animation listed at her official website, if a YouTube applet counts as a listing, but there's plenty of other illustrations and comics to keep anyone happy. I can't say I'm a fan of her lettering but the graphic work is a delight and I hope she finds time amongst her obviously busy schedule to put together another animation.