An Imaginary Friend

Steve Baker’s animated short film, An Imaginary Friend, is being featured on YouTube’s Screening Room, providing a new audience for the video after its win at Tropfest 2007. “For an imaginary friend living an imaginary life… there’s nothing worse than being forgotten”.

Blue Imaginary Friend


Childhood home movies show a boy happily playing with his imaginary friend. But what happens when he grows up and forgets his longtime companion? Life must go on…

Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)

Credits

Animation was directed by Steve Baker, Brisbane, Australia, represented by Head Pictures. Imaginary Friend can be seen in quicktime at Head Pictures. Original music is by Benjamin P. Dougherty.

The short film bears some resemblance to the American television series, “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” whose central character is named Bloo. Baker, however, satisfied the Tropfest organisers that he had made the film without being aware of the other animation.

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