Masked men exploit an edible smaller species as a renegade scientist perfects a cloning process to satisfy demand, but the clones conceal a destructive secret. More info at blendfilms.com. As a hand drawn film, I'm offering the original drawings (the actual frames of animation) from this film at patricksmith.bigcartel.com/
Winner Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival 2012
Winner Jury Prize Durango Film Festival 2012
Winner ASIFA-East (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation) 2011
Winner Animated Surrealism Award DragonCon Film Festival, 2011
Winner Anima Mundi, Brazil, 2011
2012 Cleveland International Film Festival
2012 Phoenix Film Festival
2012 Durango Film Festival
2012 Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival (Winner!)
2012 San Francisco Independent Film Festival
2011 Charlston International Film Festival
2011 Savannah Film Festival
2011 Santa Cruz Film Festival
2011 ASIFA-East (Winner!)
2011 Ellensburg Film Festival
2011 Befilm Film Festival
2011 Annecy Plus Film Festival
2011 Kodak Animation Show
2011 Arizona Film Festival
2011 Woodstock Film Festival
2011 Ojai Film Festival
2011 Philadelphia Animation Festival
Here is my final year project of BA in Animation. I have created a teaser to a pilot episode of my concept 'The Shadow Collector'. The aim of my project was to capture the visual essence of a graphic novel using inspiration from motion comics and film noir. The monotone color palettes incorporated in my art work classify the story in a 'neo noir' genre, essentially derived from elements of film noir and combining it with modern content and style.
Set in a post apocalyptic era, shadows represent a visual form of a being's good conscience and are their constant guardians. Every shadow is in danger of it's greatest weakness- Darkness. In a world where daylight is minimal, there lies a sole evil force identified as the Shadow Collector, whose motive is to wipe out every trace of goodness left in the world.
The central plot revolves around a girl, who is seeking the truth behind the missing shadows when her lover abandons her. Her quest leads to a shocking discovery that could not only cost her own conscience but also lead to mass extinction of shadows, leaving no speck of goodness left in the world to come.
"Dante's Journey" is an art reel created for Voytek Nowakowski - artist and co founder of Studio Armata. Armata specializes in the complete digital visualization of artist reels, as well as astronomy, architecture and other facets of design. If you're interested in having your work brought to life and expanding your audience with a creative high definition animation, please visit http://www.studioarmata.com.