The website Cartoon Brew offers some background on the young animator and his disturbing animation. As a 23-year old freshman at the California Institute of the Arts, he was inspired by the tale of "Hansel & Gretel" to create his own interpretation. Sadly, as a freshman, he was only allowed to create a piece no longer than ninety seconds. To have a longer piece screened at the Producers' show would require the film to be selected by the student body as the best film. Let's just say he succeeded.
The film is incredibly dark and morbid and definitely worth a look. Check it out.