Vincent Peone, originally from the team that started College Humor, came up with the idea for this stop motion short when his sister was in a coma. It’s unusual for him, since he came from a lot of comedy, and the tone of this particular short was very different. He wanted to make something evocative, took its time, and got people thinking. He found himself wondering what his sister was up to when she was in that coma. The film he wanted to make was about appreciating someone when you brush with losing them.
This video goes into a lot of detail on how Peone and his team made the film happen and the intricate details it required. All told, the film took seven months to put together. As we covered recently, stop motion films are incredibly time consuming, and this one was no different. They were averaging one shot a day, if they were lucky.
The final film can be viewed here: