1923 aka Heaven + 1925 aka Hell won the Animate OPEN: Digitalis Audience Prize at animateprojects.org in 2011.
1923 aka Heaven is one of two animation loops directed by Max Hattler, inspired by the work of French outsider artist Augustin Lesage. 1923 is based on Lesage's painting 'A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World' from 1923.
The second loop, 1925 aka Hell, is based on Lesage's painting 'A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World' from 1925. It lives here: vimeo.com/maxhattler/1925
The films were created during 5 days in February 2010 with students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.
Holi Shit takes a team of freerunners, geared up with a bunch of “toys” which were as great to play with as they are to watch in slow motion and follows their adventures through the abandoned suburbs of Berlin.
During their three days journey, the freerunners and camera crew got lost more than once on the endless highways outside of Berlin Brandenburg. We also realized that the most interesting abandoned places are not only well concealed, but are well guarded by security and police. Ignoring those signs of warning the next days were packed with thrilling moments of spectacular runs and tricks but also, getting chased by ghost hunters at midnight, and getting arrested by the police while shooting a drone shot with smoke grenades on top of the tallest building in the area. Obviously not a good idea!
Every big city has one thing in common. After a while it is quite hard to get out of a place filled with so much energy. Chasing those abandoned buildings and feeling the calmness of a place once filled with so much life was truly inspirational.
An ordinary company employee finds himself at a Japanese tea room after an endless journey in a spiral corridor he got in with curiosity, and happens to have a sip of traditional Japanese green tea which awakened a brutal and uncontrollable monster inside himself.
This is a modern Japanese fable that satirically describes how an ordinary man encounters an enigmatic nationalism without knowing--apathy towards nationalism could really become a crucial trigger for inhumane, devastating consequence.
Video written, directed and produced by Imunemo
Song written and performed by Namanieru Boys