Try to catch an idea thief with this super trippy sci-fi noir short film

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Jul 4, 2015, 6:04 PM EDT (Updated)

There's a new, animated sci-fi short making the rounds that is arguably one of the trippiest little slices of genre fun you can have today.

Dubbed Dark Noir and developed as part of a crowdsourced effort between filmmaker Rafael Grampa, Absolut Vodka and Facebook fans, the project opened up the writing and story conception to the fans — with Grampa taking feedback across a three-week span as he wrote the story.

Grampa then teamed up with Red Knuckles animation studio to turn the 2D script into a trippy 3D adventure that is a 3+ minute genre romp. The story follows a man hunting down an idea thief, and the look of the short is a fantastic mix of CGI and animation.