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That's The Way It Goes!, subtitled A Collection Of Short Stories, is a 2014 comedy slice of life brickfilm by Walter Benson.[1][2] It follows the daily lives of roommates Tom and Jeff, their friend Samantha, and Samantha's new roommate, Jessica.[3] It was the final brickfilm created by Benson until his return in 2019.[4]



  • Walter Benson as Tom, Space cowboy, Sea diver, Caveman
  • Max Edmeier as Jeff
  • Carmen Martinez as Samantha
  • Anna Moorey as Jessica
  • Jay Silver as Bob, Smiling guy, Skydiver
  • Jack Rizzo as Donut guy, Annoying customer, Ted
  • Mary Charles as Female customers
  • "Divine" as Male customer #1
  • Shelby Pritchard as Male customer #2
  • Jorden Davis as Timid customer
  • Harrison Allen as himself
  • "rioforce" as Beard grower
  • Paul Clements as Indie game developer
  • Anthony Clements as Clueless kid
  • Kevin McCreary as Tiki man, Hat enthusiast, Cyborg chicken
  • Chris Howard as Photographer, Yodel rapper


  • Walter Benson - Writer, Animator, Director
  • Chris Howard - Story assistance
  • Paul Clements - Story assistance
  • "Divine" - Story assistance
  • Nathan Wells - Visual effects


That's The Way It Goes! was nominated for four awards in the 2014 BiMAs. Anna Moorey as Jessica received the award for Best Vocal Performance.

Year Competition Category Result
2014 Bricks in Motion Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated
Best Vocal Performace Won
Best Ensemble Performace Nominated