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The Vending Machine

Directed by Michael Leffler
Narrative Short
United States | 2 min | 2019

A man walks past a vending machine. He is very thirsty and decides to buy a soda. Strangely the vending machine won’t give him any. The man is determined to get a soda no matter the cost.

In this time period we are living in right now it is easy to be cynical. I want to rebel against that. This story is about a dog who meets a ghost who tries to scare him but the dog doesn’t see the ghost as scary but as a fellow living being.

The Vending Machine

Ghost's Best Friend - Michael LefflerMichael Leffler

I’m Michael Leffler and I was born on Dec. 2nd 1994 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I grew up in the Milwaukee area in Wauwatosa. I have a love and passion for film and animation ever since I was a kid. I went to MATC to study animation under Tim Decker. I’m a recent graduate of the animation program of the Peck School of the Arts Film/Video/Animation/New Genres at UWM.

Film Information

Director: Michael Leffler
Country: United States
Year: 2019
Language: English
Runtime: 2 min.
Rated:  G


Writer: Michael Leffler
Producer: Michael Leffler
Animation: Michael Leffler

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