"an urban fairy tale in a beautiful world of light and shadow"
Listen to "PAPERMAN" for 2 pianos HERE
In a world full of both live action and animated shorts, PAPERMAN is sweet and a breath of fresh love. The visuals stun and the cutting edge CGI with animation overlayed on the top with the music make it...well, simply gorgeous. It utilizes both 3D and 2D animation in a bold and beautiful way to tell the story of a guy trying to get the attention of the woman of his dreams. The result is a magical little tale that proves that even in the cold, crushing world of modern New York magic can flourish.
THE MUSIC by Christophe Beck
The whimsical story touches on something that is relatable to anyone: the desire to be loved. The setting of a city and the occupation of the protagonist as a desk worker create the perfect everyman type of character, and the woman is his inspiration to do more with life, take risks, and find love.
“It had something to do with the random connections you sometimes make with people. Complete strangers. Most people have their guard up. But every once in a while you’ll make eye contact, then you’ll lose it, and you often wonder who those people were. Paperman’s story centers around a guy who makes a connection with this girl on his long commute. Then, he loses her. The story really is about what happens when he tries to get her back and make that connection again. How would the fates reward someone who tries really hard to make that happen?”