teeth is a gripping short film from co-directors Tom Brown and Daniel Gray, who together make up the animation studio Holbrooks. It had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2015. It was the winner of SXSW 2015: Special Jury Recognition, Amsterdam Film Festival 2015: Best Animation, 12th Calgary Underground Film Festival 2015: Best Animated Short, NY Shorts Fest 2015: Best Animation, and Annecy International Animation Festival 2015: Fipresci Award.

The short is an unsettling tale of a man’s fixation with teeth. A misguided and intense focus which started in his youth and carried on to old age. His life events are chronicled through the loss of his teeth and how his obsessive efforts to amend what was damaged bring on yet further destruction.

Directing duo Tom Brown and Daniel Gray met in a Welsh film school in 2003. After their first short film “T.O.M.” won numerous awards, they formed Holbrooks. Originally based in a converted church in Wales, Brown now live and works from New York, while Gray moved to Budapest. They continue to work together across continent and time zones. Grounded in storytelling, Holbrooks employs a mix of illustration and traditional and digital animation techniques.

You can follow the duo on Twitter, and find out more about teeth on their website.


Directed, written, designed, animated, and produced:Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
Voice: Richard E. Grant
Executive Producers: Adina Sales, Andrew Linsk, Sean McGovern, Wilson Brown
Background Artist: Leland Goodman
Flame Artist: Emir Hasham
Sound Design: Antfood
Sound Creative Director: Wilson Brown
Sound Executive Producer: Sean McGovern
Sound Producer: Morgane Mouherat
Sound Designers: Spencer Casey, Charlie Van Kirk, Yuta Endo, Fernando Arruda, Pedro Botsaris, Wilson Brown
Final Mix: Antfood
Produced: Holbrooks
Executive Produced: BLACKLIST

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