REBOOTED | Short Film

It’s not easy for a movie-star to age - especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster.
Phil, once a terrifying villain of the silver-screen, struggles to find work in modern Hollywood due to being an out-of-date special effect.


Making of Article:

Written and Directed by Michael Shanks
Produced by Chris Hocking, Nicholas Colla, LateNite Films

Stop Motion Animation by Samuel Lewis ( )

Director of Photography (Live Action): Max Walter ( )
Director of Photography (Animation): Gerald Thompson ( )

Full list of credits at:

Supported by Screen Australia and FItitle through the Skip Ahead Initiative


  1. Amir Tavakol

    Amir Tavakol5 tuntia sitten

    The concept is swesome👏👍 Stop motion vs Motion capture

  2. Joel Medley

    Joel Medley7 tuntia sitten

    there is only one of me

  3. Paco Reguenga

    Paco Reguenga10 tuntia sitten

    I’m an old CGI animator who is currently doing VFX and DP’ing besides Directing. Sometimes I feel just like Phil in this short, which to me is the most amazing tribute to our Master Ray Harryhausen, whose work inspired me to get into animation since I was a child. Thanks for sharing this awesome film. It makes me cry every time.

  4. Moottoriturpa

    Moottoriturpa19 tuntia sitten

    This is just pure genius :D. I too am a little frustrated, because all the older and good looking styles are thrown into the garbage. I just loved when I saw Cuphead videogame first time. Old fashioned and still in my books even more beautiful 2D animation than any CG animation. But people just use the method that is cheaper and faster to make. But Hayao Miyazaki, Richard Williams, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Katsuhiro otomo, and Disney have proven that 2D is mind blowing good if done right with passion and skill. And not with the greed for money or fame. And yes. There is a difference xD But this video just summed it all up in 1 video. This was well thought all the way. And all the expressions and animation was good as hell :D Keep doing the good work.


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  6. Noam

    Noam4 päivää sitten

    The way he's in 24 fps but the world around him, even with most of the objects in interacts with are in 60 fps blows my mind

  7. Dane Peplinski

    Dane Peplinski5 päivää sitten

    This is beautiful

  8. Marco Franco

    Marco Franco6 päivää sitten

    Amazing short film with a great story

  9. Alana Love

    Alana Love6 päivää sitten

    THE CASUAL GIRLS ARE CAMXNAKE.UNO FItitle: THIS ID FINE SOMEONE: SAYS ''HECK'' FItitle: BE GONE #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков ..u #垃圾垃圾

  10. Jaron Joshua

    Jaron Joshua4 päivää sitten


  11. Zentamil Creations

    Zentamil Creations7 päivää sitten

    Good one team

  12. BenjaFMC GG

    BenjaFMC GG7 päivää sitten


  13. Zim Zam

    Zim Zam7 päivää sitten

    Absolutely Kino

  14. Adarsh Chettri

    Adarsh Chettri8 päivää sitten

    Ireally want see the skelstors vfx in future

  15. Louis Senn

    Louis Senn8 päivää sitten

    The amount of work that was put in this.

  16. Boltez

    Boltez8 päivää sitten

    The extremely hardwork that animators used to do back then

  17. Boltez

    Boltez8 päivää sitten

    This called quality content

  18. Mr.Flamethrower

    Mr.Flamethrower10 päivää sitten

    What if this short film is rebooted?

  19. damied hare

    damied hare11 päivää sitten

    I think what sparks this is that you can really FEEL that emotion, it's a really good detail even though they say nothing.


    DEV TOMAR11 päivää sitten

    wow , new imagination , ultimate

  21. Fregtz

    Fregtz11 päivää sitten

    WOW what program do you use im guessing maybe blender? Very Good please make tutorials.


    FACUFOCUS12 päivää sitten


  23. Extra Email

    Extra Email12 päivää sitten

    This channel has 2 lakh subscriber i read 2 subscribr😂😂

  24. He Guides

    He Guides12 päivää sitten


  25. 2fast4you

    2fast4you13 päivää sitten

    7hhv bij j di f f st t u u hv n.m. mk nom ufu 4 v :7🙃😗😜

  26. MarioYoloTube06

    MarioYoloTube0613 päivää sitten


  27. Loserface583

    Loserface58313 päivää sitten

    mate, that dinosaur knocking over the drinks had me pissing mah pants Classic dino amirite?

  28. não

    não14 päivää sitten


  29. martin redwood

    martin redwood14 päivää sitten

    Ever thought of turning Reboot into a Block chain NFT every episode has a different NFT ? $$$$$$$$$


    APESWAP 🇩🇪 GERMANY14 päivää sitten

    #apeswap #bnb

  31. Black Line

    Black Line14 päivää sitten


  32. Adam McDougall

    Adam McDougall15 päivää sitten

    Intro to this is so like the montage in toy story where Woody is getting repaired

  33. Mad Crasy

    Mad Crasy15 päivää sitten

    End sucks

  34. Rodrigo Santos

    Rodrigo Santos15 päivää sitten

    I love it

  35. Gursharan Bhamra

    Gursharan Bhamra15 päivää sitten

    great content!

  36. The Bearded Vulture

    The Bearded Vulture15 päivää sitten

    Are skeletons really Monsters?

  37. Norman

    Norman15 päivää sitten

    He'll make a good skeletor. Lol

  38. GerryGerryDingleberry

    GerryGerryDingleberry15 päivää sitten

    Incredible, loved it

  39. Grigga On The Beat

    Grigga On The Beat15 päivää sitten

    Great stop motion! But you definitely need an audio engineer xD

  40. Björn Linde

    Björn Linde16 päivää sitten

    What an awesome piece of Art, why is this guy so unknown??

  41. John 3:8

    John 3:816 päivää sitten

    do one about cereal box characters... just saying... southpark is missing out on a major opportunity... WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CEREAL BOX CHARACTERS?!

  42. maB_

    maB_16 päivää sitten

    Would love to know how to these are made, amazing work!

  43. Clash Con

    Clash Con16 päivää sitten

    Monologue Expression.... 😂

  44. Croixy

    Croixy16 päivää sitten

    It all makes sense in the end

  45. Mascãdá Del Pántiòn

    Mascãdá Del Pántiòn16 päivää sitten

    FOR ALL OF YOU OUT THERE AND TRUST ME YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!! ............................. don't give up. because we still got it

  46. MagSul

    MagSul16 päivää sitten

    That was wonderful. ^_^

  47. jebin james

    jebin james17 päivää sitten

    Because of CGI, animatronics and stop motion are disappearing from the modern film technology. 🙂

  48. Padisto

    Padisto17 päivää sitten

    what is song 0:0?

  49. rdcleaners

    rdcleaners17 päivää sitten


  50. anh cong

    anh cong17 päivää sitten

    Box art battle part 2.

  51. ChazNewts

    ChazNewts17 päivää sitten

    I know that cinema 1 at the Regent is truely upstairs, you can never fool me

  52. Wolfman Dan

    Wolfman Dan19 päivää sitten

    Brilliant. I loved this.

  53. Gopala Krishna

    Gopala Krishna19 päivää sitten


  54. AK the gamer

    AK the gamer20 päivää sitten

    Moral of the story: Don't lose your confidence

  55. ZARIF

    ZARIF20 päivää sitten

    u guys did such a good job! this is an outstanding short film

  56. Юлия Светлова

    Юлия Светлова22 päivää sitten

    Ни какой техники одно мошенничество. Как это ?

  57. Юлия Светлова

    Юлия Светлова22 päivää sitten

    Графика. Я так не умею

  58. Юлия Светлова

    Юлия Светлова22 päivää sitten

    Люди их сейчас клонируют. ( И удачно ))) ((( У Сореса - А если они из под контроля выйдут ?

  59. Юлия Светлова

    Юлия Светлова22 päivää sitten

    Вот ужас

  60. Юлия Светлова

    Юлия Светлова22 päivää sitten

    Байки со склепа

  61. FrostyGoat88

    FrostyGoat8822 päivää sitten

    This is an amazing story, and very accurate of modern day and how we don't use or care about authenticity anymore

  62. Javier Chavarria

    Javier Chavarria22 päivää sitten

    I dont know if its my imagination but in 0:14 in that close up the actor looks pretty similar to Ray Harryhausen. I don't know if it was intentional or not, but it looked great

  63. Karl H

    Karl H23 päivää sitten

    1:22 When you are level 1, even a skeleton can one hit you... but it takes you 20 hits to kill one skeleton.

  64. Добрый Дядя

    Добрый Дядя23 päivää sitten

    История Костяна в Америке из Бессмертного кино

  65. Camilo Moreno

    Camilo Moreno24 päivää sitten


  66. Greg Bartley

    Greg Bartley25 päivää sitten

    I’m awestruck…..completely brilliant!!!!!! What an engaging story!!!! I wanted to watch till the end..I was hoping for his major comeback!!! I’m going to save this as an inspiration. I’m attending college for Computer Animation, and one aspect of our education is in proper storytelling…..and I’m going to refer to this for research….with permission of course, and ONLY for school purposes. Bravo sir

  67. Sunni muslman

    Sunni muslman25 päivää sitten


  68. The Brave

    The Brave26 päivää sitten

    what software did u guys use to make this?

  69. Colectivo 43

    Colectivo 4328 päivää sitten

    Muy bueno

  70. N1GH7BL4D3

    N1GH7BL4D328 päivää sitten

    The fact that this is literally a story about a spooky scary skeleton who isn’t so spooky scary anymore is hilarious.

  71. Dana Pidd

    Dana Pidd29 päivää sitten

    I love skeletons....☠️💀🦇

  72. TheKrazyKousins

    TheKrazyKousinsUukausi sitten

    Whos hear from gawx may bruddas

  73. Paula G Whyte

    Paula G WhyteUukausi sitten

    Welp, if something not real can make you cry your eyes out, it succeeds it.

  74. Carl Brutananadilewski

    Carl BrutananadilewskiUukausi sitten

    it's sad that instead of hiring new people, people like disney just make unwanted sequels to old movies. like jam 2?

  75. Comicsluvr

    ComicsluvrUukausi sitten

    This has got to be one of the most original stories I've ever seen!

  76. Arrogante

    ArroganteUukausi sitten

    An aging actor ..... Looks sad, but no one can be popular forever.

  77. Vishnu vrokzz

    Vishnu vrokzzUukausi sitten

    8:36 he forgot to say 'clever girl'

  78. mexicosistemas

    mexicosistemasUukausi sitten

    I love it ❤️

  79. Priya Vijayan

    Priya VijayanUukausi sitten

    Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  80. Janet Melton

    Janet MeltonUukausi sitten

    Age …. Gets the best if all of the us.

  81. Front Room Productions

    Front Room ProductionsUukausi sitten


  82. ميلاد فتحي Milad Fathy

    ميلاد فتحي Milad FathyUukausi sitten

    Awesome creativity

  83. TUBEaaaNNNdd

    TUBEaaaNNNddUukausi sitten

    WONDERFUL. Ciao. Andrea-Roma ITALY

  84. Sagore

    SagoreUukausi sitten

    Ray Harryhausen would be proud :D a beauty, hermoso cortometraje.

  85. aliyamoon80

    aliyamoon80Uukausi sitten


  86. Ridvan Akbay Film

    Ridvan Akbay FilmUukausi sitten

    Too short. I was cheering for the skeleton.

  87. Tymson TV

    Tymson TVUukausi sitten

    wowwww that's so good

  88. Big smoke

    Big smokeUukausi sitten

    i love this movie :D

  89. h2o brandy

    h2o brandyUukausi sitten

    Gawx anyone?

  90. Third eye Records

    Third eye RecordsUukausi sitten

    Is that Dynamation?!! Harryhausen vives


    POTATO GODUukausi sitten


  92. TheJHMAN1

    TheJHMAN1Uukausi sitten

    I would like see Phil in a series of his own.

  93. Mario Botero

    Mario BoteroUukausi sitten


  94. Без Паники

    Без ПаникиUukausi sitten

    Ничего не понял, но прикольно, всё равно молодцы. OK.

  95. healingfear

    healingfearUukausi sitten

    I love this. Maybe in part 2 the skeleton could audition for the lead protagonist.

  96. Alexandre Roblox

    Alexandre RobloxUukausi sitten

    Ocean man

  97. Person Door

    Person DoorUukausi sitten

    I love that the skeleton guy moves only every other frame, just like how stop motion is usually done. Nice attention to detail.

  98. Fake Sonny

    Fake SonnyUukausi sitten

    I like the old days

  99. Bounss

    BounssUukausi sitten

    Wow my broder is so cool

  100. Abiyyu Panggalih

    Abiyyu PanggalihUukausi sitten

    nice one

  101. Sticking To Nature

    Sticking To NatureUukausi sitten

    This feels like a Love Death and Robots episode!