Review: The Chase (2012) by by Tomas Vergara

The Chase is a short, independent film about a hitman job gone wrong. The animation is technically very well done, with realistic physics and movement. There are many examples of falling, crumbling physical structures and human acrobatics, which makes the film seem more like a technological demo than a vessel for storytelling.

The storyline is simple and straight-forward, with little characterisation and no dialogue. The pacing feels flat – for example, the cuts are long even during the action-filled scenes, and there’s little sense of urgency.

I think the film is a good example of how much can be done by talented artists in their own homes using today’s technology.


Directed by Tomas Vergara
Characters by Mauricio Galvez
Music and SFX by Jay Taylor

Watch the film on Vimeo.

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