A grumpy debt collector’s encounter with a faulty automatic pay machine after a long day at work.

A good animation film needs a simple plot line with recognizable characters (from our every day lives) with exaggerated features. But when you add a unique animation style with a sense of enlightened timing in motion, then you get a great animation.

Exit was created by a group of 6 students naming themselves Rebel Banana, for a final project from the One Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The team’s goal was to create a memorable story while experimenting with a mix of 2D & 3D animation.

We wanted a story for the audience to remember after watching it and also have the urge to watch it again.

The animation surprisingly feeds us throughout with refreshing humor in a distorted familiar world. The team brilliantly managed to bring together a solid story with superb art direction and animation style, dividing their roles and using Autodesk Maya as their 3D software tool. Find out more on the technical side of the film with their interviews on 3DTotal.com and 3DWorldMag.com.

When the project was first assigned to us, we watched and researched existing films and tried to lock down the general idea of our film’s visual style and the scope we wish to cover. With thousands of fantastic existing animated short films, we wanted something that could stand out and be different. Our art director for the film, Wee Lim, initially came up with the core idea of an autopay machine chasing a man and we developed the story together later on.

-Excerpt from the interview on 3DTotal.com