Among the ingenious features of the short is the fact that it is entirely compiled of animated still images; it's a kind of photoplay with animated elements. The effect is incredibly effective. I rank Jerome's creation alongside The Blackheart Gang's The Tale of How and Aleksandr Petrov's work in terms of innovation. It's approach to narrative is both inspirational and accomplished. And like The Tale of How, it has been achieved within the confines of a low budget while outstripping its high budget contemporaries.
Inspired by Chris Marker's La Jetee, the film tells the tale of Professor Tanokura who invents a time machine leading to some unexpected consequences. See the trailer below or visit the offical site for the recommended Quicktime version. Follow the listed links to view the entire film.
Speaking Pictures - Missing Pages (Parts 1-3)
Speaking Pictures - Jerome Olivier
Jerome Olivier Blog
No Fat Clips - Missing Pages 1
No Fat Clips - Missing Pages 2
No Fat Clips - Missing Pages 3
Missing Pages (original) site
Be on the lookout for my upcoming interview with Jerome Olivier.