We've got a wonderfully creepy short film for you to check out today. It's a stop-motion animated film called "Operator," it was directed by Sam Barnett, and it has a very nightmarish tone to it. Here's the synopsis,
Something goes very wrong in the middle of Bob’s workday when the corporation he works for installs a new efficiency system. The machine he works on appears to malfunction, then gives birth to mechanical parasite which tries to attach its self to his head. As Bob tries to keep from getting fired while fending off the parasite, he realizes he may be choosing between his life and his job.
The director explains his inspiration for the short, saying,
I was inspired by a few things to make this film. Firstly, Cordyceps mushrooms which infect and control the minds of ants, causing them to climb up as high as possible so that when the mushroom finally bursts from the ants head the spores are spread as far as possible by the wind." Secondly, "parasitic ideas" - such as ideologies designed by cults or oppressive regimes explicitly to weaken and control the holders of such beliefs, and the callous mechanization of corporate bureaucracy. sprawling bureaucracies in super massive organizations can have so many moving parts and conflicting interests that no human maintains real control
Now check it out for yourself!