For all you film enthusiasts out there, Chris Cunningham’s latest short film was officially released on May 23rd. Cunningham’s cutting edge work for Bjork, Aphex Twin and others has received much acclaim over the years and you would probably recognize it very quickly if you took a look (His work is featured alongside Spike Jonze’s Fatlip and Pharcyde videos in the Directors Series DVDs). His latest project seems to be getting a good amount of positive press after a few screenings and since it’s being deemed too offensive for printing plants in Italy, you know cats in the US can’t wait to see it. It will be released on dvd later this year by Warp Films. Check the official site for the eerie preview, it’s sure to spark your interest. official site, creepy still image #1, creepy still image #2. (jacked via boingboing!)

Johnny is a hyperactive, shape-shifting mutant child, kept locked away in a basement. With only his feverish imagination and his terrified dog for company, he finds ways to amuse himself in the dark. Rubber Johnny is the latest creation from the UK’s most imaginative filmmaker, Chris Cunningham. Featuring music by legendary electronic composer, Aphex Twin, this nightmarish and hallucinatory experimental short film is accompanied by 40 pages of drawings and photographs – Cunningham’s first published book of original artwork.