Inspired by the concept of ´Life Savings´, New York based animation director Nicholas Arioli presents his short animated film, Coin Operated. Multiple Award winning short with a simple storyline that works in all countries because of its no dialogue approach and strong focus on visual storytelling. Hence the worldwide audience and cult following.

Written & Directed by Nicholas Arioli, Coin Operated is an award winning 5 minute short animation that spans 70 years in the life of one naive explorer. Arioli was recently profiled in Animation Magazine, outlining his inspiration, influences and film making heroes.


Awards so far include:

Official Selection AFI Fest 2017, TIFF Kids 2018, Hamptons Film Fest 2017, San Francisco Film Fest 2018, Mill Valley Film Fest 2018
Winner, Best Short Animation: Rhode Island Intl Film Fest 2017, Pittsburgh Film Fest 2017, At&T Film Awards 2017
Winner, Audience Award: Palm Springs 2017, Naples International Film Fest 2017, Brooklyn Film Fest 2017.

The only question we have is ´When is the sequel coming out?´


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