WATCH: Coin Operated – a Short Film by Nicholas Arioli
Everybody loves free stuff over the Internet, and we definitely love it if we’re getting free cartoon content. Case in point, the inspiring CG short film titled Coin Operated has been released on Youtube completely free of charge! This whimsical new short is written and directed by Nicholas Arioli, who is a computer scientist-turned-animator.
Coin Operated originally debuted at the Rhode Island and Pittsburgh film festivals, where it won Best Short Animation, and also took home the Audience Awards at the Palm Springs Shortfest, Naples and Brooklyn Film Festival. It was also an official selection at AFI, TIFF San Francisco, and other notable events. The short is available on Youtube, but we want to save you a couple of clicks so we have embedded the video below. Go ahead and watch it: