Recommended Short: “Oh Willy…” SXSW Animated Shorts
You need to make time to see Oh Willy… from directors Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels if for nothing else than the wonderful stop motion animation they have produced. I was struck by the texture of everything.
At times sad and humorous, the film tells the story with no spoken word.
Fifty-something Willy returns to the naturist community where he spent his youth to visit his sick mother. When she dies shortly after he arrives, Willy is confronted with the choices he made in his life. In confused sadness he flees into the forest. After a rough start, he finds the motherly protection of a big, gentle, hairy beast.