Arrival: A Short Film by Alex Myung (2016)

  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
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    Written, Directed and Animated by Alex Myung, this 2D-animated film explores one boy's struggle to face the truth of his life and love, and reveal it to the person he cares about most. 'Arrival' delves into the often unexamined ripple effect that hiding your true-self has on loved ones around you.
    Funded through Kickstarter in 2013, 'Arrival' finished production three years later in 2016. The story of the film pulls from Myung's past relationships and experiences as a gay man and is comprised of roughly 7,000 drawings and over 400 backgrounds. After screening at over 25 international film festivals, including Palm Springs Short Fest, Seattle International Film Festival, and the LA Asian Pacific Film festivals, it has found a home online ready to be shared with the world!
    Order a limited edition vinyl press of the OST. Beautifully packaged in full color!
    Producer: Amy Benaroya
    Executive Producers: John Compton, John Truex, Eric P. Sherman.
    Original Score: Upright T-rex.
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Comments • 7 812

  • Lil_shadowy
    Lil_shadowy Day ago +1

    I can't stand it.the whole video I just concerned about his mother 😩😩😩

  • Kyle Westlake
    Kyle Westlake 2 days ago

    Are they watching something specific at 7:22?

  • A.M.D
    A.M.D 3 days ago

    I'm not crying... you are!

  • 야닌남
    야닌남 4 days ago

    I don't understand a little That guy is unfaithful, right? What about the relationship of those two men? After breaking up? Please explain to me.

  • R3D '-'
    R3D '-' 4 days ago

    Sou o comentário br q vc estava procurando

  • Marshy Mellow
    Marshy Mellow 4 days ago


  • wash thao
    wash thao 5 days ago

    I almost cried at the "You will always be my son".

  • Tuly Howaitsu
    Tuly Howaitsu 5 days ago

    Mi kokorito 😭😭😭

  • revee deciel
    revee deciel 5 days ago

    Waouh un super animé j'ai adoré ! Il y a plein d'émotion c'est universel encore wahou et bravo!❤😉😊

  • B큥
    B큥 6 days ago

    The story and Your drawing so beautiful

  • ching chong 100
    ching chong 100 7 days ago

    Its like im watching juddy abott

  • Fernando Bakus
    Fernando Bakus 7 days ago

    me gustó. y eso que generalmente no me gusta el animé, ni los cortometraje BIEN HECHO!

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  • ¿? SCORPIO?¿
    ¿? SCORPIO?¿ 7 days ago +1

    I thought it was done but I escaped full screen and I saw it was only 8:58

  • Alex D.
    Alex D. 7 days ago

    Why did the one with the brown cheat? Whyyyy? He didn't respect his boyfriend. ;-;

  • Emma Hefny
    Emma Hefny 8 days ago


  • manika mandi
    manika mandi 8 days ago

    Alex myung ... Let's marry ... 🙂

  • Syusyu Fierce
    Syusyu Fierce 9 days ago

    It's amazing story 😍

  • Dominic Eris Sumera
    Dominic Eris Sumera 9 days ago

    Hi there😍

  • steven 98
    steven 98 9 days ago

    I wish this anime can talk 🙄

  • Kit
    Kit 10 days ago

    Okay now that all the tears have been shed I'll just be jumping off a building

  • TheWhore2culture
    TheWhore2culture 10 days ago

    Beautiful & poignant💥👊❤💯👌🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👍👏👏👏LOVE IS LOVE 👋💙💙✌

  • Mirror0CJ
    Mirror0CJ 10 days ago

    just not really get the cheating part.

  • Rossy E.
    Rossy E. 10 days ago


  • Corgis Are Superior
    Corgis Are Superior 11 days ago +1

    Oh my fricking god this is making me cry my eyes out
    Edit: aw what a nice ending😊

  • Maqueison Alvarez Domico

    ¡wwwwaaaawwwuu. es super increible. i,lovers , me encantoooo, q linda madre...waw waw wawuu

  • ciel_d'oro
    ciel_d'oro 11 days ago

    I always like this animation every time!!!!

  • Tony Bai
    Tony Bai 11 days ago

    BL 😍😍😍😍

    Why do we have to do unnecessarily things to hurt someone when we have are dark times? Is it that hard to say it out loud? Is it that hard to believe to your partner that he/she listen to you?
    Fck. I'm crying 😭

  • Jaime Castellanos Cruz

    Excelente, sin palabras y muy conmovedora, mis aplausos...

  • luchino myotto
    luchino myotto 12 days ago

    😍😍😍 fantastic!😍😍😍

  • Blah Blah Blah
    Blah Blah Blah 12 days ago

    The music progression in this is just wonderful, it changes according to the feeling and situation being portrayed, and the animation is truly great too, such a good movie I wish I clicked on it sooner

  • mercey a
    mercey a 12 days ago

    Please direct the continuity of the film

  • Лолита
    Лолита 12 days ago

    Русские, вы хде??

  • Ngân Điệp
    Ngân Điệp 12 days ago

    What a profound story! I am very touched about it! Even without a line, it still shows Love! Maternal love and homosexual love!

  • Angel Catter
    Angel Catter 12 days ago

    Goood this makes me cry like literaly makes me cry

  • Crafty Gaming
    Crafty Gaming 12 days ago

    Does it still counts as gay if I prefer being lesbian?

  • Muhammad hairi Azemi
    Muhammad hairi Azemi 12 days ago +1

    This story depicts the love of an infinite mother.

  • Tsun Wolfy
    Tsun Wolfy 12 days ago

    Ahhh so sweet

  • Halima Qusadi
    Halima Qusadi 13 days ago

    Oh it’s so emotional 😭💖💙

  • MEI aihara mundo otaku

    Hermosoooooooo 7u7 y lindo a la vez :c espero que haga mas de estos videos 7u7 yaoi

  • Lizzie Ourworld
    Lizzie Ourworld 13 days ago


  • jemalo
    jemalo 13 days ago +3

    I'm way too introverted and lonely to understand this ...

  • Krishal Prasad
    Krishal Prasad 13 days ago

    Lovely film😍😍😍

  • Krishal Prasad
    Krishal Prasad 13 days ago

    Anyone wanna hook up

  • Ангелина Уии

    Они вместе в конце, да?

  • haya multi
    haya multi 13 days ago

    Too beautiful to be real.

  • Sarah Renaux
    Sarah Renaux 13 days ago +1

    You're so talented! I really liked the story and the way the drawings were

  • Brandon Bridges
    Brandon Bridges 13 days ago +3

    Sooo.. did the guys split up orr..? Im confused on the story xD i need words to help me understand

    • Yves Ribaut
      Yves Ribaut 11 days ago +1

      I think the preview and also his avatar image with the two lying in the grass holding the photo points to them being together still.

  • strawberriies007
    strawberriies007 13 days ago


  • Mica
    Mica 14 days ago +1

    So beautiful and heart warming. I really love it and im crying writing this coment 💜

  • Midnight Dawn
    Midnight Dawn 14 days ago

    DO THEY REPAIR THEIR RELATIONSHIP AFTER HE CHEATED ON HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????

  • Bailey Walker
    Bailey Walker 14 days ago

    Such beautiful animation!

  • Sana Sem
    Sana Sem 14 days ago

    Может кто то объяснить че они посрались?

  • Galáxia destruidora
    Galáxia destruidora 14 days ago +1


  • choclet
    choclet 14 days ago

    Melior mãe

  • Itz Your Surjo
    Itz Your Surjo 14 days ago

    Awwwwww!!!!! That was soooo good!!! Soooo deep!!! It's really beautiful!!!!!

  • Monkey Magic
    Monkey Magic 14 days ago

    Who else cried multiple times

  • Dan Gregory
    Dan Gregory 14 days ago

    An amazing piece of work, incredibly compelling. People have commented why this hasn't been picked up by a studio, I think it and your team are good enough to be your own. A great bit of artistry!

  • My name is Alexa
    My name is Alexa 14 days ago +4

    WOW this animation really make me cry... omg 😭❤I don't have any other words to describe this, just omg I cried ❣