More uses a combination of clay and cel animation to tell the story of a lonely inventor whose colorless existence is brightened only by dreams of the carefree bliss of his youth. By day, he is trapped in a dehumanizing job in a joyless world. But by night, he tinkers away on a visionary invention, desperate to translate his inspiration into something meaningful. When his invention is complete, it will change the way people see the world. But he will find that success comes at a high price, as it changes himself, as well.

Length: 6:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1998
  • Date Released:
    November 1998
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: <20
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:
    A collaboration of Flemington Pictures, Bad Clams Productions, Swell Productions and the Large Format Cinema Association.
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Debra Callabresi (co-producer), Steven Kalafer, Kelly Moran (co-producer)
  • Director:  Mark Osborne
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Mark Osborne
  • Cinematography: Mark Osborne
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Ben Decter
  • Editor: Mark Osborne
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits: Production services donated by California Institute of the Arts, Consolidated Film Industries, Dream Quest Images, KODAK, Graphic Films, Image G, Imagica USA, Iwerks Entertainment, RPG Productions Inc., Swell Productions
  • Sponsors:


  • Animation
  • Drama
  • Short



  • Sundance Film Festival–Special Jury Prize for Short Films
  • South by SouthWest–Best Animated Short
  • Academy Award Nominee–Best Animated Short, 1998
  • ResFest–Audience Award for Best Film, Grand Audience Prize for Best Film
  • Aspen Shorts Fest–Special Jury prize
  • World Fest Houston–Gold / Special Jury Prize for Shorts
  • USA Film Festival, Dallas–Grand Jury Prize for Shorts
  • Toronto International Short Film Fest–Best Animated Short, Best Short Overall
  • Stony Brook Film Fest–Best Short Film
  • ‘Message to Man’ – Russia–Best International Debut Film
  • PhilaFilm,Philadelphia–Best Animated Short
  • Annie Awards–Nominee for Best Animated Short Subject
  • St. Louis International Film Festival–Best Short Film
  • Upsalla International Short Film Festival/Sweden–Audience Award for Best Film
  • San Francisco Indie Fest–Audience Award

Film Facts

More was the first fully animated 15/70 film to be nominated for an Academy Award.