Browse films

The Blues Crab

Ari Rubenstein
United States, 2018, 14 min.

In English.
This film is family friendly.

The setting for this short film is on and below a small fishing pier somewhere within the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Most of the action takes place on the ocean floor between several blue crabs who play foolishly around crab pots set by the fisherman above. One particularly wise and experienced ancient blue crab (The Blues Crab) spends his time attempting to impart his wisdom through song to the younger, more innocent crabs fully unaware of the dangers all around them. And like most kids who aren't interested in listening to the advise of their elders ... well, in the case of blue crabs, end up at one or another crab feasts around town !

Director's Statement

The Blues Crab is a passion project that brings together my love of Delta and Chicago Blues and the Chesapeake Bay, where I grew with fond memories "crabbing" as a kid. I had watched the music documentary Muscle Shoals which featured all of this seminal music cinematically married with the backdrop of Alabama's natural environment; it reminded me of the Chesapeake and helped to inspire the idea for this film.

Category: Animation.
Themes: Music.

More in Animation

  • Carlotta's Face

    Carlotta's Face

    Valentin Riedl
    Germany, 2018, 5 min.

    As a child, Carlotta didn't expect the people around her to have faces. She even doesn't recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare,... more ›

  • The Mariachi and The Rattlesnake Witch

    The Mariachi and The Rattlesnake Witch

    Matt Koski
    United States, 2019, 5 min.

    A lone mariachi commits atrocities while under the influence of supernatural forces. When he comes to, he's arrested and sentenced to death. But Death and The... more ›

  • Filumena

    Filumena

    Joe Garber
    United States, 2018, 8 min.

    When a portal mysteriously opens in Filumena's closet will she be prepared for the danger that lies within?... more ›