"Alfie and The Prometheus Dream" is a labour of love over a period of 7 months. This is the first experimental project by Creative Stew to showcase the immense creative talent in Malaysia. This short film was made out of a simple thought of what would anyone do with their dreams if they had one,even if it is that of a steampunk'd robot butler from an "alternate past".
Alfie the main protagonist of this short film was a much loved personal robot butler of an English family in not so much in the near future. It's his story of tragedy he faces of losing his arm and how a book of Prometheus helps him to re-invent himself. It's a story about how he breaks the shackles of his own short comings to reach his goal. His greatest short coming becomes his greatest tool to enter to a whole new world.
Creative Director's note:
"We at Creative Stew always look for opportunities to produce something extraordinary and bold. This project was one of those. With a shoe string budget we tried to tell a very complexed story and to an extend we have achieved what we started in the first place. This film is about achieving your dreams and never give up in the face of adversity. I hope this short inspires people to achieve what they ever dream of".
- Abid Hussain
"Alfie's story pretty much describe my personal journey as a storyteller. When I choose stop motion as our medium, I also choose to welcome the challenges that comes with it. I was lucky that I was surrounded by people with similar dreams. Thank you so much for the continuous support during the making of the film. Rini, Haley and Abid, thanks for believing. I do hope Alfie will continue to inspire others to create and continue telling their stories".
"Alfie was a stepping stone to achieving our dream - which was to make our first proper Stop Motion Animation short film. And boy did all our calculations went through the roof with this one! Our obsession with details made those sleepless nights worth it - because when we saw little Alfie move for the first time...all of us geeked out! Everyone who volunteered to help us, I thank you so much. Our baby is alive and cute"
- Liyana T.A.
We are eternally grateful to the lovely people at RGba Studios and White Noise Studios for all their relentless help. Without them Alfie would not be able to look this epic.
Creative Director - Abid Hussain
Director, Puppeteer & Artist - Milx
Producer & Editor - HaleyLiy
Artist - Rini
*other special credits are mentioned in this video.
Color Grading and minor effects - rGBa Studios
Sound Design - White Noise Studios
Stop Motion Software - Dragonframe
Camera - Canon 60D