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TYMNHS: Animated short film, The Wrong Rock

In this edition of Things You Might Not Have Seen, I will talk about the award-winning, short animated fantasy film, The Wrong Rock by Michael Cawood.

The film is a story about equality, told through the adventures of a brave mushroom. Martin, a mushroom, was born on the wrong rock. Martin’s pure heart and passion is unlike the people who he grew up around. He just wants to find a place he can be himself.

Martin overcomes enormous challenges, including crossing a ocean to a far away rock, where he hopes to find acceptance. Along the way Martin experiences other character’s bigotry and bias. Despite all his challenges, Martin finds his inner glow and happiness, and becomes a shining beacon for all the other mushrooms.

The movie’s director, Michael Cawood, has an inspiring message: “I wanted to tap into the themes that affected me as an immigrant. Before we can change the world, we must put aside our differences. After all, we’re all on the same rock!”

The Wrong Rock won Best Animated Short at both the Burbank International Film Festival and the Davis International Film Festival. The short film has a great original song and score that adds to the emotional theme of despair, then hope, and courage to follow your dreams.

There are great messages in this short film, such as the journey to your dreams may not be easy, but your determination will help you reach there. You will be rooting for the main protagonist (even if he is a mushroom 🍄) and find yourself feeling emotional at his heartbreaks.

I hope that you give this short film a chance. You can find out more about the Indie movie here:

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Published by Aisha Urooj

I live in Toronto, Ontario. I love living in my multicultural city. My hobbies include writing, reading, painting and photography. I adore classic books and hope to someday emulate the books that I love and cherish. I have a newsletter you can join at Hope to see you there! 😊

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