If you watch one short film today about sushi chefs battling giant sea monsters make it this one by Dan Blank. Yes, it’s a special effects driven short, but there’s such a whimsical charm that recalls the absurdity of Stephen Chow’s Shaolin Soccer or Kung Fu Hustle. In a word, Blank’s movie is fun. Goofy, absurd, enjoyable, crazy fun. You can’t help but smile at the spectacle of this.
This shows a ton of promise, not unlike Neill Blomkamp’s short he did that eventually became District 9. He’s hoping we see more of Blank’s work on the full-length, big screen level. [via shortoftheweek]