Online audiences now have a chance to watch the inspiring indie CG short Coin Operated, available on YouTube for free!. Written and directed by computer scientist-turned-animator Nicholas Arioli, the five-minute work is a whimsical journey over 70 years in the life of one naive explorer.
Coin Operated was awarded Best Short Animation at the Rhode Island and Pittsburgh film festivals and AT&T Film Awards. It also took Audience Awards at Palm Springs ShortFest, Naples and Brooklyn Film Festival, and was an official selection at AFI, TIFF San Francisco and other notable events.
Read Ramin Zahed’s interview with Arioli to learn more about the film.