10.12.10 by Jeff


“Bottle”, a stop-motion animation by Kirsten Lepore. Somehow I am six-months late on this so you’ve probably all seen it by now. This is one of the greatest short films I’ve ever seen! Kirsten has crafted something truly magical here, a story with a heart and a soul.

bottle stop-motion animation by kirsten lepore

Watch the film below!

Watch the making of “Bottle”, here.


Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

    the characters, the pacing, the editing, ahhhhhhhh i love this film

    • boris


  • you know who

    that is a really sad story:(
    but great making!how long have you been working on this?
    i am really impressed!

  • http://www.flickr.com/bastiencest Seba

    The final is awesome!

  • Rhonda G

    Delightful and impressive. A lovely antidote to my get-up-early-and-go-to-work-in-the-snow-and-cold blues.

  • http://ulicam.blogspot.com Uli

    This was just DARLING!

  • Christine

    <3 <3 <3

  • Niko

    I almost cried at the end, that was so transportative. Man, yeah Jeff I agree with you!

  • Theo

    Whoa. I really have nothing more to say. Just Whoa.

  • sergio young


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  • http://onelonelyapricot.blogspot.com Kristen

    Kirsten Lepore is my favorite short film maker! Her film Sweet Dreams is my absolute favorite. Love all her work.

  • willem

    Fantastic! And so sad!

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  • Parker

    Nooooooooooooo. Loved it.

  • http://wreckandslender.com bryce

    i’m very thankful to be sharing this planet with people who offer up so much love and beauty. thank u kirsten. thank you jeff.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/51249031@N02/ doris

    WHY!?? and the worst part is that i just loved it! awesome stop motion!

  • Holly

    This is what I imagine sand and snow do when I am not looking.

  • http://strange-eyes.tumblr.com/ Blu

    i like that that merge into oneness in the end in such an atypical, yet totally literal, way.

  • http://emilsplace.dk/vulpusmox Emil

    i was screaming “noooooooooo” too

  • lapetitefaon

    wow that is so beautiful and strangely moving, I almost wanted to cry at the end! So so so good, Kirsten Lepore is just ridiculous everything she does is so good! AHHH!

  • http://coolhandcameo.wordpress.com/ Cameo

    Awesome film!!

  • http://carolinehancox.blogspot.com caroline

    beautiful and heartbreaking

  • http://underuroobasumbrella.blogspot.com/ Under Urooba’s Umbrella

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!
    One of the cutest and simultaneously tragic things I have ever seen.

  • http://perrybuoy.blogspot.com Perry Buoy

    Adorable! Talk about pulling on the heartstrings.

  • http://www.smederijfaber.nl Michiek

    Life in a nutshell

  • alex

    i watched this without any sound. and it was still amazing

  • ESM

    Animated poetry !!
    Great !! Bravo, Bravo !!

  • http://www.isoladigitale.it marcolucera

    Tristissimo, ma molto profondo :)

  • Mark

    That was excellent!

  • http://www.KimBrand.com Kim Brand

    Thanks for a marvelous film.

  • laura

    this is art… i love this soo much.

  • Cellar

    I love this! I felt a little sad at the end though. Very happy hunting ground. The concept is awesome, and the cinematography is exceptional.

  • paola

    that was wondeerful! the end almost made me a cry a lil lol, that was amazing :)

  • http://www.outlinesport.com Ingrid M. Gonzalez-Castillo

    Great! Not just aesthetically pleasing but also because the characters were well crafted, and the story was timeless as it was unique. Kudos!

  • ashley

    i love this! I didn’t want it to end!! any chance of a sequel??

  • ruben

    great stuff. love the animation.

  • http://www.mainual.com Mainual

    This is absolutely fantastic story, thanks, you make my day

  • http://wallszone.com wallpapers

    This stop motion animation is CRAZY AMAZING !!!!

  • http://erickaaudette.blogspot.com Ericka

    But… but… but they just wanted to be together!! :(

  • oliver


  • http://www.venueshire.co.uk Adam

    absolutely brilliant, that made me smile and laugh even though it had a sad ending.

    thanks for lightening my day mr sand man and miss snow

  • http://www.thesuiteworld.com Jet Set

    made me :( but extremely well done!!!

  • cool

    wow amazing! found on stumbleupon.com :)

  • great

    incredible film but sad ending

  • johnny

    you are a genius..marry me

  • http://ozsalman.com OgzsmTR

    thats good, nice work.

  • Frankins


  • Brianna

    Oh my..that was amazing. Really. It had me in tears. Soo touching. There are really no words…

  • http://www.43pixels.com Martin

    Wow, this was great film and truly sad story.

  • lilred

    This reminds me of the song, “running bear” by Johnny Preston!

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  • Alex

    This was amaazing i loved it! <3

  • Pratik Tondare

    brown sand + ice = reason why there’s beautiful white sand!!! and the white sand beaches…!

  • http://www.command-post.com/voice John Graves

    This delightful film can stand on it’s own without a soundtrack, although the soundtrack does make it a little more cute. Great work. I feel somehow like this is an ad for Facebook. Two friends, far away, who like to share things, but can never actually be with each other. If we could all learn morse code, then we would have world peace once and for all. :o)

  • Bubbe

    Base on a truth story. I love the ocean sound, not sure what you could do with snow. I love ~ Love Stories. Bitter Sweet.

  • chris

    great movie! i didnt expect them to actually send stuff back and forth,and the dead mouse was disgusting but funny how he put it on his head.

  • http://www.ediy.co.nz/ Web Design

    Thats the saddest thing I’ve seen all day. I thought they where going to be together but no they just died.

  • Randy

    That was brilliant! Who knows, maybe they actually met up under the seabed.

  • http://www.roomfor5.co.uk Drina Murphy (Room For 5)

    Beautiful, I expected them to pop up at the end though :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=884580572 Tim Aalto

    This is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen

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