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264 Ratings


Directed by James Ford Murphy
United States, 2014
Short, Animation, Romance


Uku is a lonely volcano lost in the ocean. Inspired by the animals he sees around him, he sings every day a song where he expresses his wish to have someone to “lava”. Another volcano, Lele, has been growing underwater towards the surface, fueled by the love of his song.

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Lava Directed by James Ford Murphy

Awards & Festivals

Hawaii International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Short Film (Audience Award)

Empire Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Short Film

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