SEBASTIAN’S VOODOO (2008) – Review

Sebastians Voodoo
Created at the UCLA Animation Workshop, with music by Nick Fevola.

SEBASTIAN’s VOODOO (2008) is an animated short film created and directed by Joaquin Baldwin about a voodoo doll saving his other ‘doll’ friends from being ‘pinned’ to death. Created at the UCLA Animation Workshop.

Should we all be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice?  If someone, one of our friends or family members, were in trouble, would we give our life for their sake?  When I watched this animated short, I was stricken emotionally with doubt…grief.  Reflection of my humanity kicked in.  I began to think of all those times I may have neglected those whom may have been in need, either intentionally or unintentionally.  Very few films can grasp the heart of our short comings.  This movie does this very thing.  Only this one just happens to be animated.

Overall, this was an incredibly emotional, animated short film–purely potent.  Please, take a moment to enjoy this award-winning film by Joaquin Baldwin.

Joaquin Baldwin is an Annie Award-nominated director and animator from Paraguay, currently living in Los Angeles. He has received more than 100 awards for his animated films Sebastian’s Voodoo and Papiroflexia, and both produced at the UCLA Animation Workshop. Joaquin is a proud recipient of a full graduate scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation” (Pixel Nitrate, 2010).

  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • Spectacular

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  • Last modified: 2015-08-09

Review Summary:

A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death.

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