Imagine a world where a band of tiny musicians follow you and play a soundtrack for your life – communicating your emotions, fears and hopes. In this world lives elderly Vernon; a lonely man whose crippling shyness causes his orchestral musicians to perform terribly out of tune. When Vernon and his little band fall for their new next door neighbour and her classical ensemble, they find themselves presented with perhaps their last chance at happiness – a chance to strike a chord and play in harmony. But first they must confront their stage fright.
An award-winning, hand-drawn short, The Orchestra (2015) is by Australian director and animator Mikey Hill. It was co-written by Jennifer Smith and features an often cacophonous score composed by Jamie Messenger.
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What does your music sound like? Does it always sound the same? Which instruments are in your orchestra?