'It's like Svankmajer cast the Clangers in a remake of Eraserhead.' - Martin Rowson, political cartoonist.
Born without benevolence, Otokrat seeks colour.
OTOKRAT opens with a fully-grown humanoid, with their own moral compass and agenda, clambering out of their mother. This vision of a greed-filled character being born, and skipping the developmental stages, derives from a drawing by Emine Oktay titled The Birth of Hitler (2017).
This stop-frame short was made to find closure from domestic violence.
Finalist of the Lift-Off Showcase Extravaganza 2020
Film Portfolio: emineoktay.com/otokrat
Wimbledon UAL Interview: arts.ac.uk/colleges/wimbledon-college-of-arts/stories/lift-off-animators-showcase
4D Modelshop Article: modelshop.co.uk/Static/news
Technical Arts Spotlights Interview: youtu.be/TqgxG0Tcg98
Special thanks to the music composer, Sam Harris, and 4D Modelshop for their support.
While I was fortunate enough to create the puppets and sets on campus at Wimbledon UAL, lockdown began just before filming. Despite these circumstances, I was able to bring everything home and turn my living room into a small studio. So thank you to Jay Green, Jack Perry and Edward Soolia for lending me equipment that allowed me to film from home.
Finally, a thank you to Louie Silver, for transporting all of my work home from the campus and to my tutor and technician, Simon Stringer and Martin Hanson.
Emine Oktay's graduate film. Ba (Hons) Production Arts for Screen: Technical Arts. Wimbledon UAL