“Missed Connections: Was that your limb?” Short Film by Patrick Dias

A wonderfully apocryphal real-life Craigslist Missed Connections ad takes on a loveable new life in this passion project from Toronto director/animator/designer Patrick Dias who mixes 2D and 3D into a modern urban fairy tale.

Patrick Dias: “This is a story of a space captain late for his own launch and the woman who was at the right place but at the wrong time.

“This project has been – on and off – two years in the making, requiring me to learn and develop skills in animation principles, Photoshop, Animate CC, and 3D to complete and works as a thesis to showcase my conceptual thinking, as well as my directorial skills.

“I am thankful to be surrounded by such amazing individuals who have supported me, and who have had their hand in elevating this project to the stratosphere and beyond. Without you all, this wouldn’t have been possible.”
 
Patrick Dias Missed Connections short film | STASH MAGAZINE

Patrick Dias Missed Connections short film | STASH MAGAZINE

Patrick Dias Missed Connections short film | STASH MAGAZINE

Patrick Dias Missed Connections short film | STASH MAGAZINE

Patrick Dias Missed Connections short film | STASH MAGAZINE

Patrick Dias Missed Connections short film | STASH MAGAZINE

Patrick Dias Missed Connections short film | STASH MAGAZINE

Writer/director: Patrick Dias
Character/Run cycle animator: Adam Henderson
Pommies/Wc Donald’s ad animator: Paige Clark
Robots/TV animator: Karolina Ficek
Happy Jelly Pet ad/Critique/Moral support: Janet Mac
Character and clean-up animator/designer/compositor: Patrick Dias
Moral support: Sarah Talunay

Sound: Jason Stamatyades
Voice: Tiana Asperjan

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