Cloudrise is a short animated film directed and animated by Denver Jackson.
It was created in the span of four months from conception to completion.
Set in a fantasy world above the clouds, Cloudrise follows a pivotal moment in the lives of two lovers as they face a great challenge. Watch as Miko and Tenku fight to survive an attack on their new airship and take the necessary measures to help each other. Hold on to your seat as you witness how far someone is willing to go to rescue the one they love. This is an action-packed short film that ties together various fantasy/science fiction influences.
“Breathtaking. One of the best short films I have ever seen.”
- Kazu Kibuishi, Author of New York Times Best-Seller Amulet
"As the story unfolded, I audibly cheered at a certain moment and had my eyes glued to the screen until the very end."
-Lauren Davis io9.com
"Fans of Final Fantasy, Legend of Korra and Miyazaki will likely find a lot to love in its gorgeous, painted backgrounds and midair martial arts. Stay till the end; it's worth it."
-Laura Hudson - BoingBoing.net
"Cloudrise is a breathtakingly touching and inspirational animated short film that was created by Denver Jackson."
-Joey Paur - geektyrant.com
Soundtrack available here: junker.bandcamp.com/album/cloudrise-ost
Making of: vimeo.com/47074608
Storyboard Comparisons: djaxxstudioblog.tumblr.com/post/111593727907/cloudrise-storyboard-comparisons-entire-short