PLAYGROUNDS is a short film that travels back to the early '90s, lost deep in the suburbs, absent parents allow forgotten kids to escape to other worlds where they can't be found.



Final Frames


Directed By – Milo + Fab
CG Artists – Antonio Milo, Fabrizio Fioretti, Francesco Buttarelli
Additional Artists –  Alessandro Righi, Emanuele Serniotti


‘Sum of all things’ by Gavin Luke
Additional arrangements and sound design by: John Wells
‘Shimmersoft’ written and produced by John Wells


NVIDIA Blog // Floating on Creativity

UK Film Review // Playgrounds short film review

Directors Notes // SuperBlimp use 80s/90s Nostalgia to Explore Themes of Loneliness and Escapism in CGI Short ‘Playgrounds’

Retrospective Of Jupiter // Try, Fail & Repeat, Playgrounds Interview

Kotatu // Playgrounds is a Cool Short About Growing Up Gaming in the 90s


AWARD WINNER, Best Director Super Short Film, Florence Film Awards, ITALY
AWARD WINNER, Best Under 5 Min Film, Oniros Film Awards, ITALY
AWARD WINNER, Best Animation, Feel The Reel International Film Festival, UK
AWARD WINNER, Director To Watch, St. Lawrence International Film Festival, USA
AWARD WINNER, Best Animation, Milan Film Awards, ITALY
SEMI-FINALIST, SHORT to the Point, Romania
Honourable Mention, Super Short Film, New York Movie Awards, USA
Daily Short Picks, Film Shortage, CANADA
Official Selection, Directors Notes, UK
Official Selection, LIFT-OFF Global Network, USA
Official Selection, Retrospective Of Jupiter
Official Selection, Feel The Reel International Film Festival
Official Selection, British Animation Awards, Public Choice, UK
Official Selection, TMFF – The Monthly Film Festival, UK
Official Selection, South Texas Underground Film Festival, USA
Official Selection, Swindon Independent Film Fest, UK
Honourable Mention, London X4 – Seasonal Short Film Festival, UK
Honourable Mention, Košice International Monthly Film Festival, Slovakia