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Watch: Oscar-Nominated Short 'Head Over Heels' a Poignant Love Story of a Couple on Different Planes

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 11, 2013 at 12:40PM

Following the online debuts of the other four competing Oscar-nominated short animated films, stop-motion "Head Over Heels" is now available to watch until the day of the Oscars (February 24). Full video below.
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"Head Over Heels"
"Head Over Heels"

Following the online debuts of the other four competing Oscar-nominated short animated films, stop-motion "Head Over Heels" is now available to watch until the day of the Oscars (February 24). Full video below.

The poignant, autumnally lit film centers on a couple who operate on different planes; the husband goes about his day rightside-up, while the wife conducts her daily routine on the ceiling. When an accident occurs, their world of bickering and missed communications is literally turned upside-down.

Made by a team of 11 students over 15 months, the film is directed by Timothy Reckart at the National Film and Television School.

You can watch the Oscar-nominated short "Adam and Dog" here, and "Paperman," along with a featurette on the film, here. The other shorts, "Fresh Guacamole" and "The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare," are available to watch here.

This article is related to: Video, Shorts, Short Film


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.