A Line Rider short film about depression, synced to Powdered Hand by This Will Destroy You.
Runtime: 6 minutes.
Development Time: 8 hours of work over 3 days
Created for the Minimalist Contest, hosted by ZNF on We Ride The Lines.
Inspirations and special thanks in the video credits.
This is a track dedicated to those who have struggled with depression.
It started as an entry to the Minimalist Contest, and it still is that, but it has become something more than that - something I am proud of as a standalone work of art. I honestly think this may be my best track yet, despite its simplicity and the low amount of work involved in its creation. It is my hope that this is a track that has a message that goes beyond being a Line Rider track.
"This is so spot on accurate! Every second is worth watching. Thank you for understanding."
- Cory Clay
"I’ve watched your Line Rider videos on occasion in the past but never expected to be as moved as I was by this one... congratulations on having the courage to create a track that is unusual and unexpected, and as a result so deeply powerful."
- Andrew Hess
"Simple in layout, yet the track conveys powerful emotions through the movement, pacing, and repetition... Fabulous job!"
- Jon Tiburzi
"I never expected to get so emotional over Line Rider. Well done."
"Never really thought anyone could visually capture that track so accurately."
“Stumbled upon this masterpiece while rewatching this creators line rider feature film. This goes out to all my friends and followers who struggle with depression. Spare the 6 minutes for this, and let yourself watch it.”
- Neil Plumley
"This was amazing. I struggled with depression for years and somehow you captured the feeling of it all with such minimal design. All of the times where you feel like youre getting better only to fall back even worse. The times where you feel like you have no control over where youre headed. The times where you feel like youre going to fall only to just barely make it and keep moving forward. So well done. It brought me back to those times and reminded me of how far ive come. Thank you for making this."
- Infinite Inertia
"Completely amazed that you can pull such emotion and power out of Bosh. A priceless message."
- Jonathan Hanson
"I suffer from major depression and this made me cry... I hope you're right and in the end it will go up instead of down even if there are some fallbacks and drops... This made me cry like nothing in a while."
- Orbiting Tears NWO
"My brother has had clinical depression for a few years now, and is now recovering in the hospital from a recent suicide attempt. I sent him this video, and he was so moved that he cried. He hadn't even seen any line rider since he was a little kid and he played it on and off. My parents were also amazed how brilliantly this depicts depression."