It’s strange how you can see a film and be so impressed and then forget about it for 2 years. I remember coming back from the London International Animation Festival in 2008 and desperately searching the internet for Stand Up by Joseph Pierce and then being bitterly disappointed that I couldn’t find it. It was one of the best short films I had seen that year and one that has stuck in my head ever since. Watching it again, I was somewhat anxious in case I had been slightly misled by my memories of this film. I’m glad to say I wasn’t! Stand Up is an outstanding piece of filmmaking, fresh and playful in style, whilst funny, yet uncomfortable in narrative, it’s a short I could watch over and over again.

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