What really happens when possums play dead?
“Oh, Possum!” is a hand-drawn, 2D animated short that explores the strange inner workings of passed-out possum brothers Switch and Ellsworth while they’re “playing possum.” When the terrors of life become too much to handle, Switch and Ellsworth – along with every possum in the world – are forced by their instincts into a shared consciousness, where they work through their problems by re-living them in a sedated environment.
Visit justinhilden.com/ohpossum for concept art, making-of details, and the story of how a live possum discovered in a prop coffin became “Oh, Possum!”
- Director: Justin Hilden
- Writer: Dave Hilden, Justin Hilden
- Cast & Crew: Aaron Moe, Autumn Hilden, CJ Wilson, Dave Douglass, Dave Hilden, Jeff Rogers, John Luedtke, Jonesy McElroy, Justin Hilden, Kelli Bixler, Martin Anderson, Maryanne Pittman, Matt Cuny, Mojo Menace Studios, Shea Formaneck Foley, Steve Carver, Stone Nowhere, William Muñoz