The Twins | CalArts 2022 Film | Michelle Tang

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    Michelle TangMichelle Tang
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    Hello! My third year student film, The Twins, is finally released!
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    Short Synopsis: Twins Lake and Lucas hate each others’ guts. One day after school, their sibling rivalry gets out of hand.
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    Watch the process video here: eslimo.info/flow/ncXci6vS0ZSjea8/v-deo.html
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    Director: Michelle Tang @txmichh
    Music: Roy Berardo
    Sound Design: Jack Weiss
    Foley Engineer: Shane Vincent
    Foley Assistant: Keiolani Mahinan
    Recording Engineer: Chengqing Zhu
    Re-Recording Mixer: Daniel Eaton
    Animation Help: Sumin Cho, Jasper Wang
    Cast: Rebecca Chiara Marano - Lake & Lucas
    Chacha Tahng - Mrs. J
    Torianna Jacque - Blaire
    Tiffany Pang - Kayden
    Michelle Tang - Olive
    Cat Song - Cat
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SplittToons +10140
SplittToons

The sad fact about this is the only reason Lucas said he was sorry was because he knew he was in danger / hurt. If he wasn't he would never have said that or even considered his brother's feelings considering his unknown literal hatred for him. Edit : I feel bad for the animator who has to see the sheer embarrassment in the reply section. Arguing over an animated film cmon now 🤡

Hace un mes
Adrian Recinos
Adrian Recinos

@Basically Trash Lake probably couldn't notice the cars because the twins were too immersed in the fight. People, especially children, can be quite careless (even more when blinded by emotion).

Hace 8 horas
Andy +1
Andy

@Basically Trash I don't know man....If Lake was truly violent in general even before, wouldn't Lucas mention it when Lake started accusing of always getting him in trouble only to make Lucas look good? Like Lucas would be like "Well, I'm justified! It serves you right since you hit me like a baseball now and again, when we're alone." Lake's violence in the end, therefore, if you want to call it that, was conceived from years of psychological abuse by his brother, but not before that. Victims snap after all, they lash out, get fed up... Blinded by anger for the prolonged injustice. He could make it right, come clean, but you have to remember, Lake doesn't trust adults anymore. Now while we're at it, the "violence" at the end was more of "refusing to take action" and "gruesome deceit" For a currently angry person, spraining your ankle on the roadside with no cars yet isn't any immediate concern especially with an enemy of yours you are really angry with. But, him hiding the dead body and pretending to be his brother is chilling. Probably self-preservation in his eyes, but even so. So you are still right that both twins has faults. But the word "violence" is probably incorrect. (Edit: Oh, unless you are talking about the push... Well, in Lake's eyes, his property [toy car] was about to get broken, so in his anger, a small push is a justified self-defense to protect his property [and for all Lake's bullying]. But probably not a recurring thing from before lest Lucas tattles on him for being violent. And they'll probably more likely believe Lucas. Lake also probably initially thought that Lucas won't die from a push.)

Hace 9 días
Elijah Gellock
Elijah Gellock

@Basically Trash A few things: 1)they're right next to a dump, the road doesn't seem to be well taken care of, and they don't see any cars. That seems pretty close to being closed down entirely and I'd believe it if someone told me it was. 2) Tripping doesn't tend to break your leg. The most you could get from that would maybe be a twisted ankle, and anything less would have to be immobilizingly painful in order to prevent him from getting up.

Hace 15 días
Tara Stella +7633
Tara Stella

The fact that the car, that rolled over Lucas, looks the same as Lake‘s toy…Amazing animation with a lot of hidden symbols, that say more than what is shown! Love it

Hace 25 días
Alan H.
Alan H.

Lucas could of just went out of the road.. 1: he can crawl 2: he can hop 😐 Only one of his ankles were hurt but the other leg wasn’t, and both his arms were fine!

Hace 11 horas
Remi Niscence
Remi Niscence

I can see why he took over Lucas’s identity. If he didn’t, he would have been shunned by society, maybe even his own parents will make his life a living hell, not to mention everybody else. He clearly always was the bad in front of everybody else, even to his parent judging from his attitude with Lucas practically implying nobody would believe Lake’s words.

Hace un día
Cody
Cody

not rlly his car is red and the car on the road looks more purple tbh

Hace 4 días
Nocturnal Creature of Night
Nocturnal Creature of Night

@Repent and believe in Jesus Christ lmao what do u think commenting that will do

Hace 4 días
bruh no
bruh no

@👺samurai boi he's just jealous

Hace 7 días
Elis +3496
Elis

While the boys are exploring the old car field, an owl makes recurring appearances. Owls are viewed as omens of death, so that's a nice foreshadowing :)

Hace 22 días
Eunice Boadu
Eunice Boadu

wow cool😅

Hace un día
「Random mxffin」
「Random mxffin」

@Tynisha Biggs I always thought it was owls because in warrior cats (a book series I read) every time an owl appears there’s always some mysterious virus that spreads or a child dies lmao

Hace 3 días
Sailee Bhardwaj +1
Sailee Bhardwaj

YOU ARE SCARING THE LIFE OF ME

Hace 4 días
Ghost Frogger +1
Ghost Frogger

The owl in 3:18

Hace 8 días
kieran +3766
kieran

I love their character designs. Usually, the bad guys in stories would be dressed similar as Lake, and the "nerds" (glasses stereotype) would be more preppy, clean, and in a lot of cases, always the victim of some bully of sorts. It's really nice and refreshing change.

Hace 25 días
Baby Dingo
Baby Dingo

Interesting comment. In my experience, the "bad guys" often have clean, sharp appearances. The rough-looking types are (mostly) the nicest, genuine people I've ever met. As the saying goes: 'Don't judge a book...

Hace 3 días
kieran +1
kieran

@boopboop we can't really say either of them is the bad guy, I only labelled the one with glasses (sorry I forgot his name) as bad bcs bfr the plot, he was the bully and the other twin was his victim

Hace 4 días
boopboop
boopboop

Isn’t lake the bad guy tho by the end

Hace 4 días
Song Secheon +2
Song Secheon

And this video popularized the pac man nerd meme

Hace 8 días
Nix +11
Nix

I guess that’s true a lot of the time for western media. But it seems in the East especially, the preppy character is normally a smug, smart villain.

Hace 8 días
HAPPY +2174
HAPPY

When Lake said "I'm tellimg Mrs. J" and Lucas replied "Really? Think she'll believe you?" in 2:14 is probably the reason Lake pretended to be his brother because he knew no one will believe him.

Hace 26 días
Don't_ask none +2
Don't_ask none

I mean, it could also be because he was jealous of what his twin had.

Hace 2 días
🐳 Jellie 🐳
🐳 Jellie 🐳

@Criseida Valdez thats unlikely cuz what if they'll make a post to find him and how could a child run away on their own

Hace 3 días
gebby geb +2
gebby geb

@Mack V. thereee could be one-in-a-thousand chances of it to happen, where someone who got hit by a speeding car only obtained internal bleeding or concussion. If you were only to find blood traces, well there won't be any. But if the victim doesn't get immediate care after life threatening symptoms; aka they stop breathing, passed out, not responding to sounds, etc. That will lead to their death. This theory could imply that Lake had been too scared to ask for help, or succumbed to his fears thanks to their social circle; either which have caused Lucas to die a slower & more painful death than he should've. (For a child anyway)

Hace 4 días
Dean Willis +1
Dean Willis

@Amy Renee I 100% agree with you I just said it as a joke

Hace 4 días
John Michael +32693
John Michael

I thought this was going to be more of an inspirational, moralized film. Sitting here chilled to the bone, insanely good work.

Hace un mes
Natalie Burgin
Natalie Burgin

9

Hace 5 días
Natalie Burgin
Natalie Burgin

0

Hace 5 días
multiverseguy88
multiverseguy88

@Totimajinesthngz And it's a relationship between TWINS/TWIN SIBLINGS at that, yes😛

Hace 17 días
multiverseguy88
multiverseguy88

@RED the Flame At the same time it doesn't matter if you're a guy or a girl, correct?

Hace 17 días
RED the Flame
RED the Flame

@multiverseguy88 that's what he meant lmao

Hace 17 días
Donovan F 「ドノバンエフ」 +295
Donovan F 「ドノバンエフ」

Didn’t see many people point it out, but I like how color is used in specific parts of the short, specifically in the junkyard scene and onwards. To understand you need to know that Lucas wears a blue shirt and lake wears a red one. While Lucas lures lake into the junkyard with his toy car, he’s in “control” so the area/surroundings are blue-ish. Contrarily, at 2:54 once lake takes control, the scenery turns red.

Hace 9 días
I need an Obi in real life +1
I need an Obi in real life

fsr I thought they used that so they wouldn't have to show blood or something lmao but your point is way smarter

Hace 2 días
A Cube +5
A Cube

Yeah it really makes it feel like Lake is out of place in the junkyard, until he take control of the situation, where the scene turns red, which depicts a sense of urgency, but also that Lake has the upper hand.

Hace 5 días
Bea A. Fraihd +1
Bea A. Fraihd

I realized this right before I saw the comment 👌🏿

Hace 5 días
Isaac And Veero +1099
Isaac And Veero

To those who don’t understand the ending, Lucas got ran over by a car and died, lake didn’t see the the car coming. Lake dressed in Lucas’ clothes and disguised himself as him.

Hace 24 días
xnyL
xnyL

@Olivier Cam some people didnt know lmao

Hace 2 días
Olivier Cam
Olivier Cam

We arent blind kid

Hace 2 días
Kelv +1
Kelv

bro thanks for clarifying i was confused af

Hace 2 días
xnyL
xnyL

@Lucky Artaxes funny

Hace 2 días
xnyL
xnyL

@OkeyDokeyYo ☠️ u gotta be fr

Hace 2 días
Josna J +411
Josna J

I actually really liked that little twist, even after all of that bullying he still wanted to help his brother but then karma decided it was enough lol

Hace 24 días
Mu's stuff +2
Mu's stuff

@Teodor Dimitrov we can see that he turns back with an annoyed but resigned expression on his face before it turns into shock so I would assume he did want to help his brother

Hace un día
Teodor Dimitrov
Teodor Dimitrov

How did he wanted to help his brother he left him on the road and he knew a car would run over him

Hace 3 días
Liben +4
Liben

@SkullerClawer Bandicoot I think it was in a video about cold cases with unexpected answers.

Hace 8 días
SkullerClawer Bandicoot +7
SkullerClawer Bandicoot

@Liben Where did you find it? And Honestly, seeing how I got a scar from falling face 1st onto a toy (and my skull could be seen, getting stitches for it), that hits deep tbh

Hace 8 días
Liben +32
Liben

Reminds me of a case where a little girl went missing. Turns out she went to a forest with her younger brother, they found a $20 bill, fought over it, and she fell onto a sharp part of a log or something and died. He didn't mean to kill her and panicked, hiding her body and telling no one for years. Really awful stuff, really goes to show how life can change in an instant

Hace 8 días
Classical Lemur +237
Classical Lemur

I love how even the adults who are assumed to be wiser than the kids don't award the kids with good character/heart but the bullies who are smart enough to be subtle about their harassment

Hace 11 días
sakuraopal +12032
sakuraopal

OH MY GOD this is so good !!!!?!?!????!! Huge congrats Michelle !!!!!!!!!!

Hace un mes
Dartafricat Estrellada
Dartafricat Estrellada

​@ŁØVĘŁŸ Nope. Lucas is.

Hace 16 días
Cars Carrasquillo Delgado
Cars Carrasquillo Delgado

YES THE NERD DIED IN THIS WORLD ITS KILL OR BE KILLED... EAHEAHEAHAEHAEHEHEA

Hace 20 días
Wera
Wera

@God It's not nice joking about somebody's belief..

Hace 28 días
Wera
Wera

@Raoji Naitam I'm trying to make people aware that using God's name in such a way hurts Him.. and me too, since I'm a believer. I know that it's already a many people's habit but I just can't pretend nothing happens..

Hace 28 días
pog +117
pog

In the Credits, You can actually see that Lake put up the missing poster of himself. You can see that because the arm that’s shown putting up the poster has a mark on it, the mark is the exact one on Lake’s clothes and the mark is also in the exact location shown.

Hace 12 días
valeria +56
valeria

Honestly, when the boys entered the broken car field, I thought at some point, LAKE would be the one to get hurt and make Lucas feel bad about everything he's done to him. But OH MY GOD, I was NOT expecting Lucas to die and be replaced by his brother. This took a dark twist and I loved it.

Hace 9 días
Ellen Grace Olesco +9
Ellen Grace Olesco

The ending... Lucas actually died(?) and Lake took his brother's place. The proof is the scratches on "Lucas"' uniform sleeve and his left cheek, his rather messy hair, the way he responds to Mrs. J about "Lake"'s absence (compare 0:06 to 3:35) and the red car in his backpack. With that, Lake "erased himself" from existence and was reborn as a "new Lucas".

Hace 7 días
Adrian Recinos +1
Adrian Recinos

Yup, that's exactly what happened

Hace 8 horas
Jojo Starmaster +26
Jojo Starmaster

Whenever i see a child Character with a toy car, i get filled with nostalgia and how innocent / missunderstood some kids can be. its heartbraking watching the ending. Amazing work

Hace 8 días
Caticlio's Animations +6797
Caticlio's Animations

The fact that Lake had to disguise himself as Lucas really says what the world thought of him, and what he thought of himself. He thought Lake wouldn't be as missed as Lucas, despite saying earlier that if people knew the real Lucas, they would like Lake more.

Hace un mes
Caticlio's Animations
Caticlio's Animations

@Mika Charley No, because while the car sped off, Lake was looking at him. Watch the video in slow motion.

Hace 16 días
Mika Charley
Mika Charley

@Caticlio's Animations No it was lake that got ran over. could see the vehicle was directed towards him, how the vehicle was swerving in the middle trying to gain control of the wheel to get back onto left or right lane.. Lucas was obv on the right lane.

Hace 16 días
Mika Charley
Mika Charley

it was lake that got hit by the vehicle.

Hace 16 días
Caticlio's Animations
Caticlio's Animations

@Zarah Martins Yes. Lake dresses up as his brother.

Hace un mes
Zarah Martins
Zarah Martins

wait in the end lake is lucas? So lucas really died?🥺

Hace un mes
Call Me Cloudy +2
Call Me Cloudy

As someone who's a friend of 'the more unpopular' twin of their brother, I can say that this short captures such a dynamic very well

Hace 2 días
YMC_JaY TV +27
YMC_JaY TV

As a twin myself, sometimes I fight with my twin but we don't go overboard when it comes to disagreeing on certain things. Nice short, keep up the great work!

Hace 11 días
Ram Minecraft +41
Ram Minecraft

3:09, I can't get Lucas' last words out of my head. "PLEASE!" I've tried watching other things to make me feel better, but I keep getting reminded of it

Hace 12 días
Master T +11
Master T

Karma came full circle for lucas, spending his last breath begging is mildly ironic

Hace 9 días
sandwich de nata +52
sandwich de nata

I've watched this amazing animation about 5 times and only on the 6th time I noticed that when Lucas gets hit by the car you can see in the reflection of his glasses that Lake is dragging Lucas's corpse. Truly disturbing but amazing animation.

Hace 26 días
JoyJitters +16716
JoyJitters

I have chills that is a much darker ending than I thought .

Hace un mes
a k gaming
a k gaming

What is the ending ?

Hace 15 días
Robert Caldwell Simulator X.D. Videos
Robert Caldwell Simulator X.D. Videos

@Suraj Vinod I'm pretty sure Lucas is dead. Maybe we should ask the original create and see what she/he says and confirms.

Hace 18 días
Suraj Vinod
Suraj Vinod

@Robert Caldwell Simulator X.D. Videos I doubt either of them died we see Lake dragging Lucus to safety, he might not be coming to school because of his broken ankle and Lake is taking his place as he cares for him and also knows that the class prefers him over Lake.

Hace 18 días
charles lloyd jr
charles lloyd jr

No to the kidding. 😳

Hace 19 días
Frankštajn
Frankštajn

@yazan abuzarifa ARE you serious at the end we see missing Lake and car was on the other side and kill Lake

Hace 21 un día
Y. Christine +11
Y. Christine

Now that’s a dark ending. This is insanely impressive- the animation, the art style, the friking characters, the plot?? The colors, foreshadowing- amazing. Just amazing. Now will you excuse me as i continue to process what just happened

Hace 6 días
Potato Rae +21
Potato Rae

I feel like I’ve read some true crime stories just like this. Spine chilling. But I think it’s so important to take the damaging effects of bullying seriously. If one kid is always telling on the same kid, there’s probably more to the story.

Hace 9 días
Mylem623 +2
Mylem623

Watching this vid makes me even more grateful for having great siblings, sure my little sister can be annoying at times but we both truly do love each other.

Hace un día
Aiyannah Meyers +41
Aiyannah Meyers

The chilling feeling of this. This film was incredibly made and the fact I thoughts was lake that got hit by the car but it was Lucas. It took me a while but then I was the reflection of the hair off the glasses which was incredible that Lucas got hit. And the fact that he acts like his brother/twin and never tells anyone because they will blame it on him and I feel that but sometimes u gotta tell the truth but again incredible film I hope I see more like this if lucky a part 2

Hace 27 días
The Artificer +4265
The Artificer

the scene in the car dump was great, really made it feel imposing, and that shot in the reflection of the glasses? perfection. Lucas is dead, sure, but that ending made it so much darker. I bet this will blow up, and if it doesn't it should. Edit: I'm guessing since this comment has over 1000 likes i was right

Hace un mes
Smokey
Smokey

@Pbness Jellyness I noticed this and was hoping someone else did. If anyone doesn't know they commented on how Lucas was the only one visible in the reflection. Maybe it signifies how Lake is gone and it's just Lucas. Not saying lake is the one who died I'm saying how Lake is impersonating Lucas, so it just shows him. Idk if yall could understand that

Hace un mes
TheOfficalCowboy +2
TheOfficalCowboy

@Chiara De Michele Lucas died because in the glasses reflection he got dragged by lake basically lake is now Lucas and he dosent want anyone to find out about it since the secrets to him and him only

Hace un mes
Brix_Nix
Brix_Nix

@rsrs whaaaaat? For realsies?

Hace un mes
rsrs +3
rsrs

@Brix_Nix Luke is still alive, Lucas (the mean twin, the one with the glasses) is the one who died.

Hace un mes
Nicholas +1
Nicholas

@Chiara De Michele no bc when it reflected the hair was similar with lake so lucas died

Hace un mes
Lesly Yoon +3
Lesly Yoon

I've already foreseen it how the story is going to but it still gave me the chills

Hace 7 días
Lilpunk +8
Lilpunk

Man, I love the relationships between two twin brothers they are the most wholesome-est things.

Hace 18 días
FOURamRadi0
FOURamRadi0

Sure is! Nothing better! ;_;

Hace 12 días
MAMAVELVETEEN +9
MAMAVELVETEEN

0:37 though 😶 and with Lake staring at his toy car before the accident, the car who hit Lucas looks exactly his toy car was REALLY a good symbolism!! this is so good!!

Hace 11 días
Julio Moreira +1
Julio Moreira

Brow, I loved this short cartoon! I'd like to see more like this show! Congratulations for the creators and producers!

Hace 13 días
Kagavice +3193
Kagavice

The way he said “you wish you were me” right before was AMAZING foreshadowing. The car imagery before the crash was just as good too. I had to keep replaying that scene

Hace un mes
Kagavice
Kagavice

@Zoova OHHH i thought you meant when he pushed him down

Hace un mes
Zoova
Zoova

@Kagavice ??? In the beginning? He hit his ankle!

Hace un mes
Fallen +1
Fallen

@thessa joubert lake is pretending to be lukas at the end

Hace un mes
thessa joubert
thessa joubert

@Kagavice yes he did

Hace un mes
thessa joubert
thessa joubert

@Joann Wamar you meen when Lake died Remember Lake was missing at the end not Lukas

Hace un mes
hhhaku +3
hhhaku

There is so much foreshadowing within this.. lake playing with his car, the sketch with the scissors, the owls which I believe are omens of death? The reflection in the glasses and more. 3:11 if u look closely, you can see LUCAS was run over and Lake didn’t die Hence why it shows the glasses etc. In the scene after, LAKE dresses up as LUCAS. This animation is dark. Now what’s sad is that I believe Lake had a disorder.. this is just a thought though. But I believe if Lucas were to go missing this would create a problem for Lake and if Lake went missing no one would care… Basically Lake Looses either way

Hace un día
Ojasvi Sonone +5
Ojasvi Sonone

Look at Lake's missing child picture. It's cropped, Lucas is looking perfect (from how much i can see) and Lake is angry/ doesn't even wanna be there. That's the only picture his parents found/have of him. It shows how much he was ignored considering no one even had a decent pic of him

Hace 7 días
Emma Bennett +5
Emma Bennett

This is the first time I've ever seen a sibling relationship portrayed that was remotely similar to mine.

Hace 9 días
Emma Bennett
Emma Bennett

@م thank you 💙

Hace 5 días
Ol Piv
Ol Piv

I loved it, this short film had a twist ending I adored, but the fact that the car that hit Lake just didn't stop and kept driving is... I dunno weird? Well I could assume the driver was drunk, and the car has to keep driving so that Lucas hides the body of his brother to not be suspected, but it's still so awesome, give a big applause to this creator everyone 👏

Hace 3 días
Pichu Elric +7054
Pichu Elric

I interpret it as Lake only taking Lucas's place because he had no other choice. Think about it, if Lucas the 'good' kid died, everyone would blame Lake for doing something since everyone knew Lake already hated his twin brother, not knowing Lucas was much, much worse. It feels somewhat poetic that the brother Lucas bullied to become more liked is the one who took his coveted position.

Hace un mes
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia

Lucas is the kid with glasses Lake is a kid that Gets in trouble

Hace 13 días
The Philosopher
The Philosopher

There so many movies and shows based on this concept

Hace 23 días
Ifeelbu +1
Ifeelbu

I believe in two reasons why lake did what he did a so he wouldn’t get in trouble or so he could be the favorite I mean they are only ten so I’m not sure

Hace un mes
ILoveMakingPeopleHateMe
ILoveMakingPeopleHateMe

@Neoネオ yes

Hace un mes
Limonika
Limonika

@Pichu Elric  I'm sorry, I wasn't talking about you, that's why I said "people replying". I thought your comment was about how you think Lake had no other choice and all that, but the first replies were trying to prove that they switched and I thought it was unnecessary, that's all

Hace un mes
bishopl +3
bishopl

This was amazing! All the small details really stuck out for me. I love the animation style, it reminds me of the Disney cartoon The Replacements (2006).

Hace 17 días
Derp_knight +1
Derp_knight

Love the story behind this. Great job!

Hace 6 días
GemMuffin +1
GemMuffin

I didn't expect the ending. OMG I WANT MORE OF THIS PLEASE

Hace 8 días
Artist_Jisu +2
Artist_Jisu

What a unbelievable ending... salute to the creater.👏👏👏

Hace 25 días
Butter +4086
Butter

All the car imagery forseshadowing the crash was great. That last bit though..... Both of these kids are crazy

Hace un mes
antyshmara
antyshmara

I think that they even dont have parents. That's why the only adult is a teacher and that's why only Lake put the paper about losing brother on the tree. And that's why Lake took so much afford on that car.

Hace 3 días
Sawk
Sawk

Ikr? I feel a lot more sorry for Lake but everyone in here acting like he did nothing wrong while his bro is the devil… if anything they both needed therapy lul

Hace 12 días
Vlad Pashkov
Vlad Pashkov

@Igor Animations I'm a sociopath also

Hace un mes
Friendly Bendy
Friendly Bendy

... sigh... But whatever it is... Age is no excuse for whatever's done by them, besides... For a certain twisted angle... Sometimes the victim never gets justice... Just get these 2 points into the deepest niches of your criticism of others before u argue so badly like actual crazy dopes

Hace un mes
Friendly Bendy +3
Friendly Bendy

@🐀 Pardon Josh this is the only thing I can agree with here... The rest is all heated up misassumptions

Hace un mes
Amber +2
Amber

I'm a twin myself and to be frank this is a very good representation of what being a twin is like. Every one I've met has liked my twin sister more then me and has constantly compared me to her. Shes not a bad person, we both hate it but other people thing it's ok to compare us because we look the same. Ice had friend openly talk about whick twin they like more in front of me, and may of my closs friend have used my sister. It creates so may insecurities when everyone around you compares you to someone else.

Hace 11 días
Amber
Amber

Because we look the same it's not even about my appearance, they just like her personality more.

Hace 11 días
Mr Infinity +8
Mr Infinity

whether or not Lucas deserved it, his death was caused by himself, Lake merely foreshadowed it. Lucas was the one to steal the toy car to make Lake follow, he was the one to run into the junkyard and taunt lake into coming with, he was the one to threaten to break lake's car in a fit of anger from just hearing the truth, and he was the one to make his brother hate him, meaning lake didn't have the reason to care about how his brother was hurt. It's entirely fair to blame Lucas, he's the one who built the trap

Hace 4 días
Adrian Recinos
Adrian Recinos

Karma

Hace 8 horas
mari na +13
mari na

I love this so much. The details, the thoughts behind hidden hints (like the messy hair, the car kinda like the toy, the emotions...) just Wow. So glad I found that by losing myself on yt

Hace 25 días
Layla Myer +3
Layla Myer

The scariest part in my opinion is the fact no one but the creator will truly know who got hit by the car. We can speculate which one did but we don't know if it's right or wrong. I personally think Lake got hit by the car and Lucas is somewhat guilty and scared so refuses to say anything. Because of that guilt he keeps Lake's toy car and would most likely take car of it.

Hace 16 días
Tri_Iris +6145
Tri_Iris

HOLY I WAS NOT EXPECTING A DARK ANIMATED FILM. Animation films I have seen are symbolic, have a good ending, or has an overarching message. This is so unique!

Hace un mes
Hannie +1
Hannie

I just saw someone already commented this😂 but it really is good!

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Hannie
Hannie

If you like this one, I suggest “there’s a man in the woods” it’s phenominal

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Aaron Barnwell
Aaron Barnwell

The meaning is that snitches get stitches

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DisoDat +1
DisoDat

@Tri_Iris glad u liked it :D

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Tri_Iris +6
Tri_Iris

@DisoDat I just watched it! 10/10 I really like the story and the main character losing everything and then snapping is so engaging

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The Supreme Thunder Dragon +5
The Supreme Thunder Dragon

Woah, what an ending. This was a Beautifully made short, well done Michelle. :D

Hace 13 días
Gabriel Savaris +1
Gabriel Savaris

Very good! nice animations style and i didn't expect the ending. love it :)

Hace 18 días
Desdemona +1
Desdemona

I hope you got an A+++ for this. Brilliant plot, characterization, and animation.

Hace 9 días
JUMNHMSTOR +2
JUMNHMSTOR

Honestly, Lucas' death was no great loss. The kid was clearly a sociopath, playing authority figures like a fiddle and manipulating his fellow classmates to turn his brother into the perceived black sheep while Lucas himself was actually the bad child with no respect for authority and a sadistic desire to make Lake's life hell. Lake became Lucas cuz he just wanted to have friends and be seen as the good boy he really was. The fact that even his own parents couldn't tell that Lucas was actually Lake disguised as Lucas shows what kind of home life the boys had as well.

Hace 4 días
jp thomas +2768
jp thomas

Honestly, this chilled me and gave me “there’s a man in the woods” vibes. The fact that Lucas purposely tried to make it out for him to be the hero and only said sorry in his time of need is just insane. Also, I find it odd no one has found Lucas’s body yet, like, did the car come back? Did lake bury him? What happened?

Hace un mes
Lady Luly +1
Lady Luly

@No Body you remember correctly. Lucas died and, since Lake knew that, if he told someone they would either not believe him or try to pin the blame on him, he decided to cash in Lucas good reputation by pretending to be him. He also puts up a missing poster for himself to both fool people and allow Lucas ( who is probably wearing Lake's clothes now) to be found. Because, despite the rivalary, i do think Lake cared about Lucas. If you watch the video, it seems like he was about to help Lucas before the car came up.

Hace 10 días
Elephant Smiles
Elephant Smiles

@Blue Xxoop My intentions have been satisfied 💜

Hace 15 días
Jamal Whitehurst +1
Jamal Whitehurst

What if lake was the one that got hit

Hace un mes
??? +3
???

En el minuto 3:25, en el reflejo del lente se ve una silueta masculina llevándose el cuerpo, probablemente Lake.

Hace un mes
donna burias +2
donna burias

Maybe the car kidnapped him?

Hace un mes
Taylor Moore +1
Taylor Moore

I loved this! It kept me on my toes . I would definitely wanna see a part 2 in the future . CONGRATS !!! It’s amazing

Hace 16 días
HAPPY +3
HAPPY

I got some question in this short film! 1. Where are their parents? 2. Where is Lucas' body? 3. How did Lake hide Lucas' body? 4. If Lake (as Lucas) can see through Lucas' glasses, then there is nothing wrong with Lucas' eyesight? 5. Did Lake switched his clothes to Lucas' body? Because Lake is wearing Lucas' clothes. Ahhhhggghhh!!! I'm dying for a part 2! I wish this film has a part 2! 🤩🤩 It's so good!

Hace 25 días
Eitakou +8
Eitakou

The one thing I love most in this short is that when Lake replaces Lucas and tells Mrs. J that "Lake's" late again the I dont know the word but the whole perspective kind of filters into a red color? I'm bad at words but the red makes it look very eerie as Lake starts his life as his brother Edit: Its the subtle atmosphere change as well as the soft music playing, very eerie and scary to me atleast

Hace 14 días
Adrian Recinos +1
Adrian Recinos

In the junk yard scene, red represents Lake and blue represents Lucas. I think the background turns red to reiterate that Lake took Lucas' place.

Hace 8 horas
Denni +2
Denni

This is insane ! I love the story and i love the artstyle !

Hace 19 días
s l e e p y x o r c h i d +1092
s l e e p y x o r c h i d

What I really like about this film is the foreshadowing. When Lake appears late to class, he kicks Lucas in the ankle. And the next scene shows Lake running a rock over with his toy car while looking at Lucas, foreshadowing the car running the boy over while Lake isn't paying attention. It was in front of our faces all this time and I was nOT expecting that ending, it was so dark and unique and I love it!

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Random Guy!
Random Guy!

The car that hit Lucas was red, just like the car that Lake always carries around

Hace 27 días
Jungkook +1
Jungkook

That was Lucas's lesson (get hit by a car) because he bully his brother, So Lake hid Lucas's body and pretended to be here

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Adrien Benn +22
Adrien Benn

also the owl appears right after lucas gets run over and in some culture owls represent death

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The_Elemental_Guardian +34
The_Elemental_Guardian

He also adjusts his glasses alot, they even shined a couple of times. Then the last scene, they're broken.

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strxwberries +67
strxwberries

And also when Lake was drawing on his desk it showed Lucas dead

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NJ Athilda +3
NJ Athilda

Amazing! Love the plot twist. Gave me chills.

Hace 25 días
LLA +3
LLA

Omg will there be a part 2!! I love this so much, it’s dark and creepy!

Hace 16 días
Draknight +2
Draknight

It’s a nice detail how the background is twisted like how Lake’s thoughts are twisted because Lucas continues to torment him. And at the end there is no warping and it’s how it should be but it shifted from blue to red as if Lake “sees red” cause he’s quite evidentially, pretty pissed off.

Hace 12 días
🌷¡lol idk!🌷 +1
🌷¡lol idk!🌷

The animation is really good, your art is adorable💕💕💕💕💕💕

Hace 22 días
Silver Samurai026 +8796
Silver Samurai026

The real kicker is knowing that no one will recognize that they're interacting with the wrong twin. He did such devious things to his brother in order to be "liked". Yet, in the end, no one knew him well enough to see the difference. No one will realize that an imposter took his place, because that's how surface level his "popularity" was. They weren't his friends.

Hace un mes
I
I

Thanks for pointing out what I saw lmaoooo

Hace 6 días
Steven Bowser +1
Steven Bowser

If i hadn't read this i wouldn't have known the twins switched. The film obscures what happened with that car.

Hace 7 días
Psychotic Coconut
Psychotic Coconut

☠️Omg are you okay? That sounded personal

Hace 8 días
Ur Mom
Ur Mom

@Nora Roblox he didn't killed him, it's Lucas's fault for being stubborn, lake already warned him it's not safe.

Hace 8 días
MemoOwO
MemoOwO

also nobody would care if "Lake" disappeared

Hace 8 días
otterbacons
otterbacons

the fact that lucas says "you wish you were me" seconds before he dies and lake has to take on his identity. also i noticed the red glow before the reveal that lake actually took on his brother's identity. it hints at who's really behind the glasses.

Hace 2 días
Hiro +21
Hiro

this films inspire me to be better towards kids cause we have this notion in society now days that any kid or even person in general that "they do something bad, they are bad and must be punished and pushed away" and thats not true... a bunch of times specially for kids, if someone is doing things that are considered wrong we shouldnt just punish them and push them away, otherwise nobody learns anything, they should be taught and be gives some compassion and understanding, otherwise we are destined to repeat the same actions of the past, thats why we have to stop this notion that someone does something bad they have to be solely punished, there are people who deserve to be given a second chance and taught to be better and such, even adults can learn and grow to be better

Hace 23 días
Zoe Bug
Zoe Bug

that was dark and a very unsuspecting turn at eh end, i absolutely love it!!!

Hace 18 horas
Magiwren M +1
Magiwren M

0:32 holy shit the genuine loathing you can see in Lake’s eyes in this shot is amazing

Hace 4 días
Ball That Rolls
Ball That Rolls

Hour later and I still have chills, amazing.

Hace 8 días
Neve +2
Neve

Just so you guys know. If you look at the scene when Lucas’ glasses are on the floor and you see the reflect of one boy carrying away another boy draped over the ground. If you look closer to see the one pulling the kid away it has messy hair like Lake and the one draped over the ground is nice clean vampire swiped back hair like Lucas’ AND IN THE SCENE WHERE THE SO CALLED “LUCAS” SAYS “SORRY MRS JAY I THINK LAKE’S LATE AGAIN” THE KID HAS NOT SWIPED BACK VAMPIRE HAIR INSTEAD ITS MESSIER LIKE LAKES

Hace 5 días
Julia Tam
Julia Tam

I’m speechless. This is incredible work.

Hace 20 días
Mika B. +1
Mika B.

This is so chilling I love it!

Hace 13 días
alba belen +1310
alba belen

I'm glad that the bird with the dead mouse was added in that scene before the brother died. It kind of prepares the audience for the death that's about to happen, and kinds of symbolize how the protagonist would carry the identity of a dead child.

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alba belen
alba belen

@Rice oh my! I didn't know there were that many likes :0 congrants!

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Rice
Rice

I’m the 1000th like :D))

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alba belen +3
alba belen

@Kawauso yes! I think it's an important tool for storytelling

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Kawauso +5
Kawauso

great example of foreshadowing!

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alba belen +34
alba belen

@definitely not Gianna absolutely, owls are seen a bad omen in lots of countries

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Unique Phoenix +2
Unique Phoenix

God, that's a really dark ending... But a beautiful story with many tiny details, very well animated

Hace 11 días
cheddar
cheddar

i’m dying for how good this is

Hace 6 días
changeling## +1
changeling##

Oh boooy, it is really one of the best things I have seen. I thought that end will be kinda "oh we're family, let's forget all our strifes and start to love each other", buuuut real end is incredible. Good job!

Hace 7 días
XxAidxenX10 +1
XxAidxenX10

I didn’t know it was possible to cry from a short film I mustn’t be living 🥺

Hace 16 días
-[P͎a͎s͎t͎e͎l͎]-x-[𝚂𝚊𝚗𝚜]➛ +5692
-[P͎a͎s͎t͎e͎l͎]-x-[𝚂𝚊𝚗𝚜]➛

I like how when Lucas breaks the rules, Lake says “I’m gonna tell mrs J.” Not their parents- not the authorities- *Their school teacher-*

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Akine Main UnanGugel
Akine Main UnanGugel

@Mobina Migr kids that have a parents return home very late

Hace 23 días
Akine Main UnanGugel
Akine Main UnanGugel

@Lyonidus the fence have the sign so its not just a school rules

Hace 23 días
Akine Main UnanGugel
Akine Main UnanGugel

because of limited character... or they are in a orphanages but I think is more of less character

Hace 23 días
tokyoflicc
tokyoflicc

https://youtu.be/_dm0lCO_FsM here's the sauce

Hace 24 días
Yeezys Cat +1
Yeezys Cat

So if a kid runs in the hall they should alert the authorities?

Hace 26 días
BoomDipity +4
BoomDipity

This reminds me of a novel I read when I was a kid but it was targeted to an older audience (like 4th grade me reading an 8th grade book or something) and it was the same concept of the twin replacing the other except they were girls. One was popular but she wasn't mean like Lucas here. She switched outfits on a ski trip with her twin (who was the main character) to give her a chance to be popular or something. On the ski lift, the popular one, now dressed as the unpopular one, sat on the ski lift in front of her sister and friends (who were none the wiser of who they were actually sitting by). The ski lift broke and the main character watched her popular sister die in front of her. And so she has to pretend to be a popular sister because everyone thinks it's the unpopular one that died. More stuff happened and whatnot but I can't remember much of it. Besides near the end where her parents were like "we knew it was you all along" and I call BS on that cuz there was a whole ass funeral so what parent would just go along with it?? Idk it was a weird book and I cant remember the name of it. But this short made me think of it after all these years.

Hace 17 días
Tindee
Tindee

Love this short film 👏. Very good story with a twist at the end.

Hace 22 días
A S
A S

W O W! 👌🏽🤯 Creative and thought provoking! 💜

Hace 10 días
emphobe +1
emphobe

I AM OBSESSED!!!? /!? I COMPLETELY EXPECTED THIS TO BE THAT CLICHE FILM WHERE THEY GET ALONG IN THE END BUT NOT AT ALL!!! THE FORESHADOWING TOO?? LAKE DRAWING LUCAS DEAD ON THE TABLE, LUCAS SAYING "YOU WISH YOU WERE ME", THE TOY CAR, ONLY LUCAS' REFLECTION SHOWING IN THE CAR WINDOW??? So good. LOVED it.

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Ya Boi Guzma
Ya Boi Guzma

Now that's what I call the dark ending. I love it

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