Dave Made a Maze

Synopsis: 'Dave Made A Maze' re-imagines classic 80's adventure films with a modern comedic edge and a higher body count. Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave's girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. The handmade fantasy world comes to life with puppetry, stop-motion animation, and in-camera optical illusions, re-igniting the tactile sense of wonder from the movies of our childhoods.
Director(s): Bill Watterson
Production: Gravitas Ventures
  14 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min


Remember, they won't hear me,

so if you could answer the

questions in complete sentences.

"I built the maze because?"

I built the maze because

I wanted to make something.

- And?

- Oh, god.

Am I coming off angry?

Just please don't let me

come across angry on this.

- Don't... or spineless. Please.

- Of course not.

If... for f*ck's sake, do not make

me look like a spineless asshole.

Of course not. Boom.

I built something because

I wanted to build something.

And if I could just finish it,

I just know that it would...

It would be great. It would...

Or true, or real.

And tertiary, tertiary,

I might be responsible for

the people that died yesterday

or today, I don't know

what time it is.

And if I am,

then I'm sorry.


Tell me more about that.

Dave, don't go.

A few more questions.


I'm back!

- What the...

- Hey, baby!

Welcome home!

How was your trip?


It was fine.

What is this?

I built a labyrinth!

Can you believe it?


Um, how long are you planning

on having it up?

Oh, you know,

just a little while.


I'm going to take a shower.






Annie, I'm so glad you're home.


Tsk, tsk, tsk... all right.

Have you been working

on this all weekend?

- Hey!

- Hey.

Um, yes.

Well, I started

Friday night and...

I'm lost.

Um, it's cardboard.

I know, but it's much

bigger on the inside.

I really want to see you.

Can you please come out?


I'm lost.

Dude, come out.

They're just refrigerator boxes.

Knock 'em over.

Do you even know how long

it took me to make this?

You can't just make me

tear it down because it works.

Where's the entrance?


Annie, do not come in here.

It is not finished

and it is way too dangerous.

Dave, you're being a douche.

No, what are you doing?

Stop it!

Oh, my god!


What is happening?

Whatever you just did,

please don't do that again.

I'm coming in.

No, it's not ready!

I don't want you to get lost.

How long have you been in there?

I've been in here

for three days.


Are you kidding me?

I left my phone on the counter,

or I would have called.

I really wanted to call.

Oh, my god.

- I'm breaking it down.

- No, no, no, wait!

There has to be a way!

Call Gordon!

No, call Leonard!

- No, call Gordon.

- Are you serious?

Yes, Annie, please.

Just, I've worked

so hard on this.

Hey, Gordon.


Where's that beard at?

The beard's on my face!

I said where's that beard at?

I said the beard's on my face!

- What you say?

- I said the beard's on my face!

- Hey, man.

- Hey.

- Sorry I didn't call.

- Ok.

I thought you were dead in a

closet with a bag over your head.


Did Annie explain?

Yeah, she did.

Why aren't we

breaking this down?

Because he worked

really hard on it.

Thank you. Yes.

Let's see what we've got here.


are you wearing your shoes?


No, of course not.


We're not allowed to go in.

Yeah, because

it's not finished yet.

He's afraid that we'll get lost.

Which is right

because it's bigger

than it looks.

I can't believe

you actually made this.

Well, it's not finished yet.

But pretty cool, huh?

The interesting thing is

that I started in the center

and built outward,

like a seashell.

The interesting thing

is that you got lost.

I said where's that beard at?

The beard's on my face!

Annie, can I get a jar?

Come in, Gordon.


What's wrong with him?

Um, you know, he gets

all fired up about stuff,

but he never finishes anything.

At least he followed through this time.

You know?

Come on, look at half this

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