Psst! Pass It On films online

The Psst! Pass It On films are online. In case you haven’t heard about this project organized by Bran Doughtery-Johnson (Grow Design Work), it’s a series of six one-minute animated films created by three teams/individuals each.


The idea for the project is based on a collaborative approach known as “exquisite corpse,” wherein the ending chunk of one piece of the film is handed to another artist, who then picks up where the previous artist left off, creating a sort of stream of consciousness approach to filmmaking that often results in surreal surprises.

There’s a great variety of styles and ideas in Psst!, and I’m truly impressed by the sustained level of creativity from all involved. My favorite short (at the moment) is “Easy Action,” probably due its happy marriage of a quirky narrative with beautiful visuals.

Congrats to Bran and everyone who participated on a job well done. The films can be seen at full res on Stash 22.

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Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.



a cool idea, but seen before under the name Movement Bash, just a shame that no one followed up on it.


this is really good! some big names on those credits. regardless, really fresh stuff.


Cool stuff. I liked the last 2 the best, blue and green.
The green one just had me laughing when the music came on.


“Really cool!” “Awesome and fresh, its nice to see the envelope of creativity being pushed this far.” RAD!!!


I don’t think it’s fair to compare it to something like movement bash, which obviously flopped. Bran pooled a huge group of amazing talent and saw it through to completion. Quite a task if you ask me, considering it was all volunteer. I was entertained all the way through.

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