Official Selection- Northwest Animators Showcase
Official Selection- Animex Awards 2015
Official Selection- 10th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2015
Official Selection- Sarasota Film Festival, FL 2105
Official Selection- International Animation Festival CHILEMONOS 2015
Official Selection- (PISA) Puchon International Student Animation Festival, South Korea 2014
Official Selection- REDCAT International Children's Film Festival 2015
Official Selection- Festimation Festival, U.S.A 2014
Official Selection- The World Animation Celebration, Los Angeles 2014
Official Selection- Black movie, Geneva International Film Festival, Switzerland 2015
Screening - Animation Sensation Film Fest 2014, USA
Guided by Jewish values and experience, HIAS is working to address the global refugee crisis by protecting refugees and displaced persons throughout the world and helping them to build new lives in safety and with dignity.
This film was produced for World Refugee Day, to publicise and spread awareness on HIAS' mission and values for the last 130 years.
To find out more about HIAS and how to help, visit hias.org
Produced, Directed and Designed by Moth
Produced by Sovev Media
Written by Paul Wolfe
2D Animation by Claudio Salas, Daniela Negrin Ochoa, Joe Bichard, Jennifer Zheng
Sound Design and Music by Marian Mentrup
Voice Over by Daniel Ziegler
Brazilian director Fabricio Lima's animated music video for Marcelo Jeneci's track Um De Nós depicts a journey of emotional realisation using red and blue tones (+ movie).
The collaboration came about after Lima first heard Brazilian composer Marcelo Jeneci's album while living in Buenos Aires in 2013, and felt a personal attachment to Um de Nós – which translates from Portuguese to "one of us".
"I asked if he would be interested in creating a music video for that track," Lima told Dezeen. "He was thrilled with the idea, we met up in person in São Paulo and it all started."
The animation follows the journey of a broken-hearted man, who begins the video upset and travels down an escalator that represents depression.
However, the next part of journey sees him take a cable car up into space – symbolising his lifting mood as he starts to get over the heartache.
"Since this song was so heartfelt and personal for us both, I wanted to explore these feelings," Lima said. "I wanted to highlight the feeling in forgetting someone you love to finally then be okay with yourself and to heal from a tough heartbreak."
Throughout the video there is a strong focus on blue and red tones, which were used to highlight the difference between worry and realisation that are presented in the song.
"It was to show this transition, from sadness to acceptance," said Lima. "Going down on the escalator, and going up in the stratosphere; a limited perspective at the beginning then the entire galaxy towards the end."
Each frame in the video was drawn by hand, and Lima studied human movement to replicate the full range of motion that he desired. The sequence of drawings was then compiled into an animation using Adobe After Effects software.
"It was very organic, and not very planned to be honest," he said. "The decisions regarding colour, some animated bits and even 'what will happen next' was being decided as I was working."
The project took 10 months to complete while Lima was in between jobs, and travelling around Argentina, Brazil and New Zealand. However it was a personally driven project for the director, who has long admired Jeneci's music.
"I've been a huge fan of his work for sometime, and getting to know him better, I realised how alike we were, in our own artistic mediums," said Lima.
Um de Nós is taken from Jeneci's 2013 album De Graça.