In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate network of artificial intelligence devices designed to bring efficacy to man's life. Yet, man continues to devour himself in useless wars. A strong political hierarchy now divides all powers into three factions, and A. I. devices rapidly gain ground as efficiency becomes a priority.
As social revolts grow worse everyday, authorities seek ways to control their citizens. They decide to carry out a series of tests that will determine not only whether some crucial powers can be transferred to non human entities, but also whether man is ready to yield those powers.
The world has become a cell for all man and women, who withstand and endure their lives, rather than living them. Machines might have found a solution.
From now on, you are set free. ..
Keloid is not about robots, it is about men. Big Lazy Robot created this spec film -- more than two years in the making -- with the purpose of giving free reign to the creative aspects of production that many times are so much missed during profit work. And yes, we enjoyed the ride!
Directed by Guilherme Marcondes
Executive Producer: Michael Feder
Head of Production: Greg Bedard
Producer: Sang-Jin Bae
Director of Photography: Jonathan Yi
Actor: Michael Luzzi
Editor: RJ Glass
Sound Design: Anvil FX
Sound Engineer: Carlos Lima
Character Development: Guilherme Marcondes, Michael Luzzi, Ylli Orana
Lighting/Rendering/Texturing: Marty Geren
Modeling: Ylli Orana
Rigging: Vadim Kiyaev & Phil McNagny
Tracking: Bogdan Mihajlovic
3D Animators: Nick Johnnides & Ken Music
2D Animator: Michael Luzzi
My references are various, from Chris Ware for his extraordinary layout and (sometimes abstract) images, Hans Richter, Len Lye, Stanley Kubrick or Godfrey Reggio (with his qatsi trilogy).
I must also quote the speech of JFK ( youtube.com/watch?v=6z1DidldxUo )
I would like to thank the people who support me, a BIG thank to Yann, Alexis, Florent, François, Stéphane & Sylvain.
I would like to thank Chez Eddy for their support : chezeddy.com
Directing/design/animation/composting : Céline Desrumaux
Additionnal character animation : Florent Remize
Music : "Granulard bastard" from Apprat.
OneDotZero, London 2011
BUG 27: The Evolution of Music Video BFI london
Columbia Film festival 2011
Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland 2011
Playgrounds Festival, Amsterdam and Tilburg 2011
San francisco internation art festival - SFIAF 2011
Expotoons 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Screen Social, London/UK 2011
Festival national du film d'animation 2011, bruz, rennes
CINEASTIC GONDOLAS, Lech/AUSTRIA -2011
Cristal Festival, Crans-Montana/SUISSE, 2011 (shortlist)
ANIMA 2012 (Brussels, BELGIUM), Best of Shorts program
Cortoons Festival 2012 (Rome, ITALY)
The UK's Festival of Music, Film & Digital
Cinéma Nova - OFFSCREEN festival 2012 (Bruxelles, belgium)
SXSW 2012 (Austin, Texas)
Pictoplasma 2012 (berlin, Germany)
Filmfest Dresden 2012 (Germany)
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2012 (Germany)
Prix Ars Electronica 2011, AUSTRIA - Honorary Mention Computer Animation / Film / VFX
Brooklyn Film Festival 2012, (USA)
Vimeo Awards 2012, NY (USA)
Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2012 (USA)
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2012 (Canada)
SUPERTOON - INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2012
Red Stick International Animation festival 2012 (Louisiana, USA) - BEST music video
LIAF 2012 (London, UK)
PICTOPLASMA NY 2012
Les Utopiales, Nantes (France) 2012