A bloodied soldier, Sergeant Cray, wakes from death to a desolate landscape furnished only with a series of televisions and video players. Armed with his gun, he trudges from one TV to the next where he encounters a series of upbeat messages about an infinite future in the tranquil realms of heaven, purgatory and hell.
This bitterly comic slice of existential angst is crafted with economy, delivering a memorable portrait of despair in a scant 3 minutes. Irish film director/writer Ruairí Robinson is best known for his science fiction themed shorts.
Fifty Percent Grey is part of The Oscar® Collection: A Selection of Irish Academy Award® Nominated Short Films. It was nominated for an Academy Award® for Short Film (Animated) in 2001. To see more from this collection, click here.