Short Cuts: Defective Detective
In issue 148 of 3D World, directors Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis talk about their new slapstick short
The detective in this entertaining new short could give bumbling Inspector Clouseau a run for his money. With a crazed butcher on the loose, the washed-up law enforcement officer attempts to solve the most critical case of his career, with hilarious results.
As his elderly neighbour encounters a rat problem, the noises from her apartment spark his wild imagination and he becomes certain she’s the Butcher’s next victim. The short’s three-and-a-half minutes are filled with humorous events, all of which lead to him mustering the courage to confront who he thinks is the assailant – but failing miserably.
The comedic short was created by students Avner Gellar and Stevie Lewis during their final year at Ringling College of Art and Design. The ideas first came about during a brainstorming session in Gellar’s dorm, says Lewis. “We spent days, weeks, drawing ideas and talking about what kind of film could be suspenseful but also fun to watch.”
Eventually the pair came up with a drawing of two apartments which quickly evolved into developing the relationship between the occupants. Drawing inspiration from film noir, the team finally locked down a story about a failed detective.
You can read more about the technical process behind Defective Detective in issue 148 of 3D World.
on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at 11:29 am under Shorts, Showcase.
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