A man stranded on a tiny island has nothing but a stick and his imagination. The stick brings that imagination to life for him. Before long, the stick is a stand-in for everything he ever had or ever thought about. Through it, he experiences joy, excitement, humor, rage, despair, disappointment, and even jealousy. That’s an awful lot to pack into one wordless cartoon with only one character. Unless you count the stick.
An Ode to Love is an award-winning animated short film by Matthew Darragh. -via Laughing Squid