Sometimes we forget to save or backup our work when we work on the computer. Sudden computer system failures and virus attacks may cause us nightmare that require us to be extra cautious to save and archive our work frequently. Ctrl+S is a fictional short film depicting a young female character who fell asleep in front of the computer confronted with a strange dream.
As a modern society we spend irrational amounts of time at the computer, sometimes leading to an unusual attachment to a physical object when there is too much data and information to be digested. At the same time, computers are extremely complicated tools and we don't always fully understand their internal systems. As a human being and being human, we also tend to be a little superstitious when something goes wrong with our machines, we sometimes blame the computer itself as if it had ill intentions towards us. These ill intentions are symbolized in this short film by the character of the Plug-girl, an evil digital spirit working in the control room of the computer, causing all kinds of mischief. Opposite of her, we find Electro, a humble and lowly worker, who takes care of the computer, always making sure it works like a well-oiled machine. One day, when it comes time to repair an error, these digital spirits clash into confrontation.
Director/Supervisor: Yoong Wah Alex Wong
Animators and Modellers: Alicem Batmansuyu, Basak Erbakan, Doruk Erduran, Duygu Gunesli, Jonathan Stapf, Mustafa Hassan Malik
Motion Graphics: Eda Alfasa
Rendering and Editing: Aljaž Tepina
Sound Design: Alicem Batmansuyu
Istanbul, June 2015