The Hedgehog is a short film by Chris Lee and Paul Storrie about a boy wandering a seemingly desolate town in a Sonic the Hedgehog costume. I like this film and I can’t exactly put my finger on why, it’s not particularly happy it’s quite the opposite, but I dig the film quite a bit. In an interview with Short Sighted Cinema the filmmakers talked about it’s development and the message of the film itself.
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Being avid gamers, the subject of video game obsession has fascinated the both of us for a long time. Especially the effects on young kids. Whilst investigating the theme, we came across the concept of Peter-Pan Syndrome; the idea of not wanting to grow up. It describes a refusal to consider entry into the world of adult plans and responsibilities; to retreat from time. The traits of someone who is an inhabitant of a Never-Never-Land.