This week’s short film, Forgot, is a startling and insightful exploration of memory, and the ways that it can fail us, or fool us, in our daily lives.
Created by Stephen McNally as his first year film for the Royal College of Art, Forgot is both beautifully written and expressively animated, evoking our tenuous relationship with the past through its swirling images and poetic narration. Although only two minutes long, the film feels very thorough in its examination of the terrible blessing that is the fallibility of memory, elucidating the many ways we move on from the past. We forget the worst — and with it some of the best –moments in our lives while cocooned in the illusion that we fully understand where we have come from.
This short is well worth a your time, and I will definitely be looking out for more of McNally’s works in the future — he is definitely an animator to watch! See more of Stephen McNally’s work here