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This short film may make you reconsider emigrating

Newly-online Irish animation Origin tells the story of a young man on the brink of emigration – and how he discovers all that he can’t leave behind

WATCH THIS short Irish film, which has just gone online this morning, and tell us you don’t feel moved.

Origin, made under the Irish Film Board Short Shorts scheme, tells the tale of a young Irishman on the day he is about to emigrate. “As he races through the streets of Dublin he comes to realise the spirit he’s leaving behind.”

The animated film – from Souljacker – is directed by James Stacey and produced by Sean Smith, written by Stacey and Matthew Darragh, with an original score from Kila’s Rónán Ó Snodaigh. It was nominated for Best Animation at the IFTAs 2012, with Darragh directing the animation.

via Souljacker Ltd/Youtube

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