MALARIA tells the story of Fabiano, a young Mercenary who is hired to kill Death.
This short film combines Origami, Kirigami, Time lapse, nankin illustration, Comic Books and Western Cinema.
My first intention was to submit this project to Django Unchained Emerging Artist contest. However due to time and crew limitations I submitted the short film "The Writer" to this competition. (You can watch "The Writer" here vimeo.com/46235261)
6 months later we finally finished Malaria. We hope you enjoy it!
Nicholas Petron's grandfather, Rocco Galasso, moved to New York City from Italy with the hopes of making a better life. For eighteen years Rocco served as owner and superintendent of an apartment building where much of his family resided--until the day they were given notice that their building faced demolition to make way for new apartments. As Nick remembers, that's when everything changed.
Directed by: The Rauch Brothers
Executive Producers: Dave Isay & Donna Galeno
Producers: Lizzie Jacobs & Mike Rauch
Production Coordinator: Maya Millett
Consulting Producer: Michael Garofalo
Supervising Sound Recordist: Yazmin Peña
Animation: Tim Rauch
Assistant Animation: Erica Perez
Storyboard: Stephen DeStefano
Backgrounds: Bill Wray
FX and Compositing: Gary Leib
Audio Produced by: Vanaira Tang & Katie Simon
Music: “TK” by Fredrik, The Kora Records
Published by: House of Hassle
Special Thanks to: Kathrina Proscia
In partnership with
American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
Funding Provided by
Corporation for Public Broadcasting