Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”) is the animated tale of Fred, a skilful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands.

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Created by Joaquin Baldwin at the UCLA Animation Workshop, 2007. Original Score written by Nick Fevola.

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Brian Ertz

6 Responses to Papiroflexia

  1. Sarah says:

    Oh wow, pretty much the most beautiful, creative and moving short film I’ve ever witnessed. A heart warming tear-jerker. And what amazing animation. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Peter Kiermeir says:

    Lets you pause for a moment! Thanks for posting it Brian – and have a nice day!

  3. vickif says:

    highlights a lot in a brief few moments, leaves you asking…’where does man fit in’?

  4. Salle says:

    What creative and thoughtful short film.

    It evokes a lot of depth and positivity.

    Thanks Brian, it’s really cool!

  5. Renee says:

    beautiful. really beautiful.

  6. Linda Hunter says:

    oh man I love that part where he folds himself into a bear. . I wish I could do that!


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