"The Wrong Rock" by Michael Cawood @ HEROmation Award Winning CGI Animated Short Film

Official Website: TheWrongRock.com
TOP TEN BEST FILMS 2019 - Film Shortage
AWARD WINNER - Best Animated Short Film - Burbank Film Festival
AWARD WINNER - Best Short Animation - Davis Film Festival
AWARD WINNER - Audience Choice Award (2nd Place Professional) - ICONA Festival
Honorable Mention - Prague Indie Film Festival

Martin the mushroom was born on the wrong rock. Martin overcomes enormous challenges to travel to a far away rock where he hopes to be accepted. This is a story about equality and putting aside our differences for the greater good.

"Before we can save the world, we must put aside our differences. We're all on the same Rock!" - Michael Cawood, Animated Filmmaker

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This is a fantastic tale of the pure of heart overcoming bigotry. Anyone who's experienced, sexism, racism, ageism, political or religious persecution will relate to this story. A character who's passion is unlike the people who he grew up around, discovers a place he can be himself, but faces enormous obstacles to get there. Along the way he exposes the futility of the other character's bigotry and bias and puts it all in perspective so that they can finally deal with the bigger issues in life.

This universal tale symbolizes the true unity of the human race. Despite racism, sexism, and every other form of bigotry, we are all on this rock together. The current political and social climate makes this the perfect time for this story to strike a chord with viewers, push them to take stock of their worldview, and take positive action.

The Wrong Rock won Best Animated Short at Burbank \u0026 Davis International Film Festivals in 2019 Director, Michael Cawood, is now a two-time winner of the Burbank International Film Festival in the Animated Short Category.

The Wrong Rock is an indie film made entirely through the virtual studio model (work from home). Hundreds of artists from all over the world worked from home collaborating online with the Artella platform. Lead by Michael Cawood, the team created the 3D CGI animation in Maya and rendered it with Redshift. Some of Cawood’s previous credits include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Pete’s Dragon, Bumblebee, The Lego Ninjago Movie, and Happy Feet. Cawood’s other short film, Devils, Angels \u0026 Dating, has garnered Millions of views on EEpush views.

The soundtrack includes an original song created by the band, The Mrs., and a score by BAFTA award-nominated composer Grant Kirkhope, whose credits include iconic video games such as Donkey Kong Country, Golden Eye, Banjo Kazooie, and Mario-Rabbids. The Soundtrack is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and Bandcamp.
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“Coordinating artists from all over the world working from home is a fun challenge, and it was incredible to see how passionate the team was about the film’s themes. Being on a video call with animators from Spain, Canada, Iran and beyond was really exciting,” recalls producer Julie Pifher.

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  • Wow . What a thinking... art💖💖💖

  • Lol Wut

  • brilliant, loved it

  • if you can tell an emotinial story with a mushroom then thats crazy!!!! I love this story!

  • I don't want much, i just want the person who is reading this to be healthy, happy, and loved. Wishing you a good day my friends

  • 😘😚😚😚😚🍄🍄🍄

  • 😀🙂

  • How dare you make me love a mushroom so much

  • We could learn a lot from these cute lil mushrooms!!!! This was so magical and the colors were so vibrate..lady bug was too cute!!!!Absolutely loved it, great job!!!!

  • It's a masterpiece 😀 Also, I like how you correctly described the ladybug's flight, most people think it flies using those red "wings". Details show that you worked hard and carefully on the animation.👍

  • Wonderful ❤️ Never give Up! So sweet and lovely.

  • I really appreciate this short movie.Best compared to Disney and Pixar. It deserves a bigger screen.Overall fantastic.Thumbs up from Philippines

  • You know what I appreciate? They didn't give the mushroom faces. And even without eyeballs, a mouth or eyebrows, you understood what the mushrooms were feeling and what they were conveying. A+ film

  • Dang that damn ugly brown mushroom 🍄 kick the blue mushroom 🍄 that’s me getting rejected from the world 🌎 sad 😔 I got abandoned when I was a child now getting rejected from the universe 😔

  • Hongo y Honga se fueron al río...


  • Life of an (illegal) immigrant.

  • Am-azing

  • Hey Can Anyone tell me the song at 11:20

    • The Same Rock by The Mrs

  • This was an awesome animation! Loved it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • I literally didn't research this and found it very cute 😍

  • WOW💕

  • epic mushrooms

  • I wasn't expecting the song in the last it was so good😍♥️

  • ???

  • Wow so wonderfull, i love it very much. Seriously

  • that was good

  • What video that makes you cry Me : *Its complicated*

  • Thank you

  • the way they make us understand the feelings of mushroom without making any voice by mushroom .........masterpiece

  • This is brilliant, you've got my emotions ❤️👏

  • al final todos vivimos en la misma roca... Saludos desde Acheral Tucuman

  • Perfect message!

  • Sweet story, beautiful animation, but the song at the end spoiled it for me.

  • Orange mushrooms looks delicious

  • 接納性別與自己一樣 但外表不一樣的人👫 接納與自己不同種族的🧍🏻‍♂️🧍🏽‍♂️🧍🏿‍♂️🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏽‍♀️🧍🏿‍♀️ 接納與自己不同的所有人👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👧‍👧👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 我們都生活在地球🌍

  • I was sitting on the edge of my seat! I laughed and cried. Well done!!!

  • Pls where can I download this directly to my phone? 🤔

  • 😂 Wow! 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

  • They are more better than human beings.. They all live on the same rock finally🍄... So heart toching story... And it is called art...mindblowing, awesome...☺

  • Супер! Мы все живем на одной Земле! Мы все должны дружить!

  • Ohhh you know that mushroom wants to spread it's spores

  • So the mushroom turned into a super saiyan

  • I’ll never take a mushroom for granted again. Tough and persevering little guys... inspirational.

  • На что намёк 🙄 лично я грибы не пробовала 😬

  • So Beautiful.... What a fantastic work!

  • Awe, this was so cool! great job!!

  • Very sad

  • 😘😍🥰😜😛🤪

  • That poor little blue mushroom was born enlightened and took a leap of faith to join his kind on the other side, but got kicked back because the rest of the blue mushrooms were not on board with the enlightened mushrooms. Finally the blue mushroom caps started following his lead and the other colored caps accepted them in, except they failed to save him/her that saved them in the first place. When the waters receded, they finally realized they were all on the same rock. The polarity was there in the beginning but they bridged the gap when they started dancing to the same 🥁 drum, so to speak, or rhythm. Side note: Lady bugs and mushrooms are so important for our environment

  • que legal

  • 😊 most cute plant on earth

  • hola dftfduy

  • So that's how mushrooms became light bulbs.

  • Galing po ako sa tiktok❤️

  • これはウロング岩ですね

  • How the heck did they make a mushroom make me cry!?

  • Martin is so cute!

    • It doesn’t even need to tell me his name and I know it! 🤗🤗

  • I just came across this little movie. It's great!

  • I like that ladybird.

  • What's moral?? Like what is it's metaphor?

  • It's amazing ❤️‍🔥

  • So they ladybug is the mastermind “ after all . 😋

  • Who says we need facial expressions to thoroughly express our emotions . This was nice .

  • this is the story of golden teacher mushroom...

  • Conclusión: A los honguitos les gusta saltar :v

  • Great message through a small movie and it is true too😀

  • 😍🌸

  • This animation is really great! Btw the mushrooms look cute🥺♥️

  • A Best Store 💖

  • Crypts n bloods live on the same rock (planet earth) we all live n eat da same

  • Was getting lots of downs in My Life😔..This got Me stronger ❤️❤️ Thank You🤗😌🤗

  • He just wanted to get to the other rock because they were more…Fungis Fun guys? Sorry, someone had to say it.

  • It is the truth of life

  • Huh. Lots of wildly various interpretations here in the comments.

  • The true moral of the story. Don’t f with mushrooms

  • വളരെ മനോഹരമായ അവതരണം,ഹൃദയം തൊട്ട് കടന്നുപോയ കഥാപാത്രം

  • I’ll never look at a Mario game the same..

  • The song in last was very heart touching It gave me goosebumps Was that song special made for the short film? Pls keep on creating these kind of stories 💌💌💌💞💞💞❤❤❤

    • @HEROmation ok thnx

    • Yes it was written for the film

  • What happens when graphic design meets drugs

  • Where can I find the song?? At the end I mean

    • @HEROmation okay thanks!

    • Google The Same Rock by The Mrs

  • sad ;-;

  • 👌😍

  • I never thought I would cry over a mushroom before. Very cute and sad at the same time. Best thing I've seen about mushrooms. Very well done to all who made this.

  • I already don't eat meat, so why do I now suddenly feel bad about eating mushrooms?? 😢

  • Ohmyyy this is so gooodd 😭😭😭 you make me want cry good short-film 👍👍👍

  • That good guy animation

  • I love it..."we all live on the same rock in the air" is my new mantra!! awesome...sharing with any and all I know...

  • why was he pushed by another mushroom?

  • Wow! Great film!!!

  • Un cartone per spiegare cos'è un bodhisattwa.

  • As long as I watch it I get more emotional attachment to this 😍 Beautiful ,epic illustration of unity ✨❤

  • Ending song name??

    • The Same Rock by The Mrs

  • Qué tostón. Minuto 10 y sigo preguntándome de qué va este bodrio.

  • Film yg menyentuh

  • This got me all the way messed up 🥺



  • Anyone know name of the sound trak at the end of this video ...?

    • The Same Rock by The Mrs

  • A surfing mushroom this is epic as all get out well and the fact that I cried and my roommates walked in during my leaking pipe problem coming from my eyeballs and they now think I’m too soft and officially crazy 😜