Filmmakers: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
Running Time: 11 minutes
Reimagining the creation of the alphabet by a crew of factory workers living in a drab world filled only with numbers. Friends 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 live in a world where there is no alphabet, only numbers. Wanting something different from their orderly, black-and-white existence, they set out to devise a new way to communicate — and despite a series of mishaps along the way, they soon manage to change their world forever.
2014 Toronto International Film Festival
2015 Academy Awards—Finalist, Animated Shorts