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James Aldous, Zach Brake, Tom Chou, Glen Christie, Scott Eburne, James Hall, Martin Hernblad, Andrew McCosh, Jesse Meha, James Pollard, Mike Livesay.,
New Zealand,  Auckland Media Design School,  Bachelor of Art and Design, 3d Animation and Visual Effects,  November 21, 2014
A lone Drifter must overcome a stand-off with a ragged Scumbag to quench his dying thirst.

Impasse is an animated short film developed at Media Design School by a group of 10 students studying 3d Animation and Visual Effects. Student driven with zero budget, the film was produced from concept to completion with in a twelve week timeline.

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People's Choice Awards

The CG Student Awards - People's Choice Award is open to all entrants. This prestigous category is voted by the general public, not the judging panel. It gives everyone a voice, and allows for an open discussion of all the amazing entries submitted to the Awards.

To vote, simply select the orange "Vote for entry" button above. You will be asked to add a score and a small comment. More information can be found on the Category and the Prize pages.

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