A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster. In this dark parable mutated limbs are looking for cooperation, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.
The storyline of The Origin of Creatures is based on one of the most well-known tales about collaboration, the Tower of Babel. This tale is transformed and twisted and is set in an imaginary future, after the world is hit by a catastrophe. Among the remains of a devastated city lives that what is left of humanity. Human bodies are divided into separated parts of the body and are fused to special beings. Together, these creatures form a colony, they can only survive when collaborating. In the rubble of destroyed buildings they are trying to build a nest as large and as high as possible, so that the colony’s queen gets enough sunlight to reproduce, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.
Creator: Floris Kaayk
Produced by: Marc Thelosen
D.O.P.: Reinier van Brummelen
Composer: Lennert Busch
Sounddesign: Bart Jilesen, Erik Griekspoor, Elena Martín Hidalgo
Trainee: Vincent van der Klaauw
a seriousFilm production, 2010
Financially supported: Netherlands Film Fund, Rotterdam Media Fund, Stroom Den Haag