While there’s a lot of art and design that I find inspiring, It’s not often that I find something that completely blows me away. But that was the case when I first watched Between Bears by Eran Hilleli. It’s Eran’s graduation film from his studies at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. It also won the Best Animation Award at Vimeo’s First Film Festival.
I discovered it a while back when I was browsing the gallery on the Trapcode website and since then I’ve found myself visiting Vimeo on a regular basis to watch it. I can’t really put into words why I love it so much. It’s a lot like a David Lynch film in that you may not consciously understand the story but it touches you at a more emotional level. It also helps that the execution is absolutely beautiful. And from the looks of the comments left on Vimeo I’m not the only person to love it.