[Video] A Creative, Inspirational Short by Tom Jenkins

Using Google Street View, stop motion animation, a 5D Mark II, everyday objects as props, great lighting and the power of the creative mind, director Tom Jenkins made what maybe my favorite short of the year, Address Is Approximate.

The Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.

All screen imagery was animated - there are no screen replacements. Produced, animated, filmed, lit, edited & graded by Tom Jenkins (TheoryFilms, Facebook).
Music by Cinematic Orchestra
via [LaughingSquid]
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Nicholas Gonzalez's picture

One of the most moving short films I've seen in a long time. 

Paul Koziorowski's picture

Awesome short. Great concept, well executed.

Amazing. very original, and very well done. kudos.

awesome short and very well thought out and executed.

Just superb, truly inspiring to watch, loved it, very clever, great stuff, well done.

Great job.

amazing! awesome =)

Words cannot describe how much I love this short film.

So simple, yet so creative! Great work

Kenn Tam's picture

I'm glad you all think so.  When I said it maybe being my favorite short of the year I thought for sure I would have dozens of net trolls spewing bullshit about why it isn't that good.  I'm glad others can appreciate the simple brilliance of this very short short.  :)

all i can say is WOW. just wow.

Very well done.

James's picture

To whom posted this: Next time you come to London I buy you a shot of tequila !

To whom directed this: Next time you come to London I buy you a bottle !

Kenn Tam's picture

I'll hold you to that.

KoZe's picture

Very creative .. beautiful work...Amazing

It's comforting to know there is so much creativity in this world, and we have a means to see it.

Tim Woodard's picture

That was amazing. I really, really like it!

Loved it. 

Matt Erickson's picture

This is GENIUS!

Martín Orozco's picture

wow, wow and wow!

Daniel Fisher's picture

Awesome! Very creative stuff.

AWSEMOE!!! This really INSPIRED me!!

Michael Battenberg's picture

damn, it almost made me misty (almost... i don't get misty about toys!).  Once again proof that all the equipment in the world is still no substitute for an incredible vision and perseverance.

Good find FS!

Evan Wilson's picture

INCREDIBLE! One of the best posts I've ever seen on FStoppers. Incredible imagination, and an equal execution prove this to be something that should be winning awards up and down coast lines all over the world. What an amazing use of three minutes of my life. Thanks Kenn, and to Tom Jenkins, the mastermind behind it all.


Shane Lund's picture

This is so moving, it is genius. I have no other words to describe this.