I had been trying to find the short film 9 by Shane Acker* shortly after it was nominated for an Oscar, but was going the “download” route rather than just the “watch” one. I have to say, both the short and the feature versions of the movie are breathtakingly beautiful, and I only wish I had figured out what I wanted to do with my life a long, long time ago.

Of course, we went to catch the feature 9-9-09.

If you haven’t seen the short, no excuses:

*For the record, the movie belongs to Shane Acker; Tim Burton produced, he did not direct.