These students’ animated short film about a sad robot who washes dishes will leave you breathless


Chapman film school over-achiever Tom Teller is the director behind Hum, a stunning and award-winning short film. Here, a sad robot relegated to a life of washing dishes runs on glimpses from the outside world found in the garbage—until a pair of downstairs visitors change his existence.

Yes, it’s reminiscent of Pixar’s WALL-E

According to Teller, the film was a class project created on a $2,000 budget. Perhaps a more creatively satisfying and ultimately lucrative campus activity than that time I signed up for a credit card to get a free pizza.

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.