Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Porcelain Unicorn: a powerful film in just 3 mins and 6 lines

This is old news but the film is new to me so I'm sharing it now.

Philips launched a film competition in April, 2010 and on 21 Sept. 2010, Sir Ridley Scott announced "Porcelain Unicorn" from American director Keegan Wilcox had won the winning short film in Philips’ Tell It Your Way film-making contest.

The rules were simple. The three-minute film must use these six lines of dialogue and no more:

"What is that?"

"It's a unicorn"

"Never seen one up close before"


"Get away, get away"

"I'm sorry"

I can see why "Porcelain Unicorn" won the grand prize! This is a very powerful film:


  1. That is brilliant, I can see why it won! Flighty xx

  2. Sappy; but cute!

  3. That was beautiful, thank you for posting it, exceptional!

  4. From a technical standpoint this little film is very good. From a historical standpoint, not so much. In 1943 Germany, Jews wore the star on their clothing, not on armbands. An early scene shows an ashtray filled with filtered cigarettes and a loaf of moldy bread. It's hard to believe that in 1943 Germany bread was left around long enough to go moldy or that many people smoked filtered cigarettes.

  5. Thanks for the information. You made some very interesting points but I think the film is still excellent.