‘A Single Life,’ An Amusing Animated Short Film That Reminds Us to Take Life Slow

Dutch animation studio Job, Joris & Marieke created this delightful, Oscar-nominated animated short film about a woman named Pia who discovers the ability to travel backwards and forwards through her entire life using a mysterious vinyl record. Read more about the film on Vimeo’s blog.

“The origin for the film dates back to 2001, when creators Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, and Marieke Blaauw were sitting in a dorm room at The Design Academy in Eidhovenm listening to an ABBA record. As the vinyl skipped they entertained a bizarre idea — had the record skipped forward, or had they in fact traveled through time? Nearly a decade later, they revisited this idea for a short film competition. ‘What if you could skip through time using a vinyl record,’ wondered the trio, and ‘what would this power do to you?'”