The whimsical journey of a mysterious vending machine dwelling creature who explores the shadowy corners of Tokyo after dark.
Kaiju (怪獣 kai-jū) is a Japanese word that means "strange beast," but often translated in English as "monster".
We'd love to connect with anybody who enjoyed the film, and encourage you to send our little kaiju out into the big bad world. Continue to check back on the official Facebook page for updates on the film and a limited toy release! And then go download the addictive song adapted from the Kaiju theme, 'Sleepwalking' by Papi Kiki. soundcloud.com/papikiki/sleepwalking
Writer/Director: TWiN (Jonathan & Josh Baker)
Lead Actor: Tei Ryushin
Producer (Japan): Sayaka Ito
Editor: Ben Suenaga
Animation Direction: Nick Losq
Lead CG: Chris Clyne
Character Rigging: Kiel Figgins
Animation: Jeremy Chapman, Nick Losq, Chris Clyne, Christina Lee, Eugene Kim
Compositing: Nick Losq, Chris Clyne, Sam Cividanis
Director: Kahlil Joseph
Photography: Matthew J. Lloyd
Producer: Omid Fatemi
Underwater Cameraman / 1st AC: David Edsall
Editor: Luke Lynch
Steadicam: Dana Morris
VFX: Josh Foster @ Synapse FX
Additional FX: Andy Curtis
Color: Sean Coleman @ Company3
Titles: Stephen Serrato
Stylist: Elizabeth Birkett-Gibbs
Music: Flying Lotus
Production/Camera Assistant: Marcus Reposar
Location Manager: Big Flip
Talent: Solomon Gibbs, Storyboard P, Ishmael Gibbs and Edwin Marcelin
Special Thanks to Laura Tunstall, Chris Gibbs, Alan Algee, Rodney Passe, Patrick O’Brien-Smith, Panavision and the community of Nickerson Gardens
A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster. In this dark parable mutated limbs are looking for cooperation, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.
The storyline of The Origin of Creatures is based on one of the most well-known tales about collaboration, the Tower of Babel. This tale is transformed and twisted and is set in an imaginary future, after the world is hit by a catastrophe. Among the remains of a devastated city lives that what is left of humanity. Human bodies are divided into separated parts of the body and are fused to special beings. Together, these creatures form a colony, they can only survive when collaborating. In the rubble of destroyed buildings they are trying to build a nest as large and as high as possible, so that the colony’s queen gets enough sunlight to reproduce, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.
Creator: Floris Kaayk
Produced by: Marc Thelosen
D.O.P.: Reinier van Brummelen
Composer: Lennert Busch
Sounddesign: Bart Jilesen, Erik Griekspoor, Elena Martín Hidalgo
Trainee: Vincent van der Klaauw
a seriousFilm production, 2010
Financially supported: Netherlands Film Fund, Rotterdam Media Fund, Stroom Den Haag
This is the story of an old woman who wants to pay her last respects to her husband.
She welcomes a team of Funeral directors at her home, a strange apartment full of dead animals. It’s time to get the body and perform the ceremony. It’s time to say goodbye to what is left behind.
We'd recently been approached to make a Kickstarter film for a team who had created a pretty remarkable innovation for your iPhone. They had found a way to use the light on the phone to illuminate your finger, then the camera would detect the shade of red in your lit finger, and from that would come up with a close estimate of your heart rate.
An iPhone app that feels the pulse of your heart.
That in itself is pretty nifty, but they went one step further - they used an algorithm they had built earlier that could take this biometric data and turn it into composed music on the fly.
An iPhone app that feels the pulse of your heart... and turns it into music for you.
They called their concept BioBeats and their team was spread across the globe with Nadeem and Sandeep in San Fran, Davide in Pisa, Italy, and David in London, England. From the first phone call, we knew we wanted to tell their story by visiting each one of them.
Visiting each member would allow us to tell this story in the way we KNEW it should be told - but was a rather expensive proposition, something much bigger in scope than they had originally thought when they approached us.
Do we compromise on the story?
Do we wait until additional funds can be raised and allocated?
Neither was a great option. This story deserved to be told right - and deserved to be told now!
We were stuck...
...and then the phone rang.
Check out our blog - stillmotionblog.com for more on this piece as well as our take on Protecting the Pulse of your story.
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