Directed by Aaron Hughes
Produced by Aaron Hughes
United States | English | 5' | Fiction, Animation
A consumer finds himself in over his head after a string of purchases goes out of control. Drawn by hand on thousands of market data pages from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times with ink, white-out, gouache paint, gold leaf and other materials.
Clever. Meticulous. Insightful. I can only guess how many hours director/animator Aaron Hughes poured into this impressive and imaginative commentary on capitalism. Five Cents is a memorable animated depiction of this roller coaster ride we call life in which we often become slaves to the dollar. — Erin Brown Thomas, Artistic Director