The Majestic Plastic Bag

Synopsis: A plastic bag encounters enemies and escapes death on its epic migration to its final destination: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Short
Director(s): Jeremy Konner
Actors: Jeremy Irons
  1 nomination.
4 min

The open plains of the asphalt jungle.

Home to many creatures, great and small.

And the pupping ground for one the

most clever and illustrious creatures,

the Plastic Bag.

Today we explore the cycle of life for

this curious creature, the plastic bag

on it's migration to it's

home, the Pacific ocean.

Once released into the wild, the

plastic bag is unsure of itself.

It falters at first, but soon,

with some help from the wind,

the bag will be airborne!

This flight will be the

first in it's long

journey towards it's

final destination:

The Garbage Patch in heart

of the Pacific Ocean.

Using the wind to guide it,

the plastic bag moves across

the city, through the air.

A city park.

This park may, at first, seem like an

idyllic place for the plastic bag,

but danger lurks around every corner.

Here it will encounter many enemies,

including one of the MOST dangerous...

Park Services!

Poor little fellow. Looks

like HIS journey ends here.

Meanwhile, our little

bag has encountered

one of nature's most deadly killers...

the Teacup Yorkie.

Once the Yorkie has

locked onto his victim,

there is very little

hope for survival.

But using it's superior

size and deft maneuvering,

our bag manages to escape the Yorkie's

talons and flee for it's life.

Over the course of it's

miraculous migration,

the plastic bag will

cover VAST distances,

through neighborhoods, across

parks, and down city streets.

It is now nightfall and our highly

advanced Night Vision Cameras

have managed to capture, for

the FIRST TIME in history,

a plastic bag in pitch black.


The vast cement rivers of California,

home to literally dozens of animals.

Many plastic bags will

not make it out of here,

the reeds and branches will see to that.

As at home in water as it

is on land or in the air,

the bag's natural buoyancy makes

it an excellent swimmer.

It's close now...

and it can feel it!

At last the bag has reached

the gateway to the open sea.

Careful to avoid the mouths of hungry

sea life that feed on

the helpless plastic,

the bag will travel 100s

of miles, to join the

thriving community of

plastic known as...


The Garbage Patch is a

veritable plastic oasis,

where millions of tons of plastic

garbage remain trapped by the currents.

It is said to be twice

the size of Texas,

never actually biodegrading,

here the plastic bag can live

indefinitely, peacefully,

coexisting with billions of

other petroleum species,

before breaking into ever

tinier plastic pieces,

thus completing the

plastic cycle of life.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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