Proof of Concept | Short Film: AZUREUS RISING
Director: DAVID WEINSTEIN
Details: Azureus Rising is an action adventure epic chronicling the origin of the freedom fighter known as Azureus. Based on the award winning short film, Azureus Rising is a 3D animated feature film concept that is unlike anything ever produced for the screen. A passion project of director David Weinstein, the concept was inspired by The Lion King and the original Star Wars trilogy.
An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that have brought him there. He recalls his student days at Trinity College in Dublin when he studied under the enigmatic Professor Orit, the professor who was driven to madness by his obsessive pursuit of the unified theory. Convinced that the answer somehow lay in the relationship between the numbers two, three and five, Professor Orit's obsession started the journey which has led his former student to the top of the world.
Directed by Darragh O'Connell, featuring the voice talents of John Hurt and Stuart Townsend and produced by Colm Tyrrell, the film was scripted by Darragh O'Connell based on a short story by Austin Kenny. Nominated for an IFTA in 2012, '23 Degrees 5 Minutes' was funded under the Frameworks scheme from the Irish Film Board, RTE and the Arts Council of Ireland.