After seeing the amazing trailer for The Alchemist’s Letter, I spent some time poking around the internet to get a better feel for the other work done by director Carlos Andre Stevens. Amazingly, there was a significant portion of his portfolio that I had already seen and enjoyed without realizing (including the Fox NFL Sunday intro, and the International Delight commercials), but it was his graduation short, Toumai, that really caught my eye. The short blends 2D and 3D elements — an aesthetic theme which recurs though out Stevens’ work — and the way these elements constantly shift and interact with each other to create a fantastic, cohesive story space. This a beautiful, engrossing short, and well worth a watch. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!