This Dark Short Animation About the Future is Pretty Good

By Casey Chan on at

The music video for Lorn’s song Anvil doubles as a short animation about the future where the year is 2100 and overpopulation is dealt with a mandatory postmortem social network. That is, a social network where people are forced to plug in and die. Yeah, it’s a wee bit dark.

The animation style is wonderful though. Hélène Jeudy & Antoine Caëcke of Geriko say that inspiration for Anvil comes from both Japanese and Belgian comics, think Akira and the works of Schuiten and Peeters. In the short animation, we see their imagination of the world in 2100, a woman’s last moments in that world, and a glimpse of what comes after. It’s pretty absorbing stuff.