Written, animated, and directed by Quique Rivera Rivera
Inspired by the Lionfish plague, this underwater neo-noir tells a story about greed and hierarchy in the Caribbean reefs.
Juror's Choice Stellar Animation @ Black Maria Film Festival 2013
Best Graduate Animation Golden Cowbell @ SoDak Animation Festival 2012
Grand Jury's Animated Short Award @ New Orleans Film Festival 2012
Best National Animation @ Cinefiesta 2012: Puerto Rico International Short Film Festival 2012
Best National Animation @ Rincón International Film Festival 2013
Audience Choice-Best Animation @ Rincón International Film Festival 2013
Slamdance 2013 / AHOF's Savannah International Animation Festival 2013/ Ottawa International Animation Festival 2012 / Raindance Film Festival 2012 (London, UK) / Festival Ícaro de Cine de Centroamérica 2012 (Guatemala) / Costa Rica International Film Festival 2012 / Puerto Rico International Film Festival 2012 / Calgary International Festival of Animated Objects 2013/ Rincón International Film Festival 2013/ Geneva Film Festival 2013/ CalArts Experimental Animation Showcase / Northwest Animation Festival 2013/ Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2013/ Fest Anca 2013/ Pentedattilo Film Festival/ Puerto Rico Comic Con Short Film Fest / Court Metrange Festival/ Nevada City Film Festival / New York City Independent Film Festival/ Route 66 Film Festival/ Beloit International Film Festival/ Chitrakatha13/ Expotoons 2013/ Florida Film Festival 2014/ Animation Breakdown Roundup/ Imagine Film Festival / Chronovision Cinema 2014
Etiennne Rivera-Percussion and sound effects
Its name literally means Temple of God.The fourth guru of Sikhism, Guru Ram Das, excavated a tank in 1577 CE which subsequently became known as Amritsar (meaning "Pool of the Nectar of Immortality"), giving its name to the city that grew around it. In due course, a splendid Sikh edifice, Harmandir Sahib (meaning "the abode of God"), rose in the middle of this tank and became the supreme centre of Sikhism. Its sanctum came to house the Adi Granth comprising compositions of Sikh gurus and other saints considered to have Sikh values and philosophies, e.g., Baba Farid, and Kabir. The compilation of the Adi Granth was started by the fifth guru of Sikhism, Guru Arjan Dev. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmandir_Sahib)
Location: Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), Amritsar, Punjab, India
Sountrack: 'Ik Ardas Bhaat Keerat Ki' by Dileep Kaur from Vancouver, Canada
Filming: 100% by 5 Rings Productions' crew from the UK
Editing: Also all by 5 Rings Productions
Award-winning Typo-Animation that gives you a clear impression of the enormous amount of visual stimuli that plague us every day. Due to the immense scale of the visual bombardment, the commercial effectiveness has become utterly dubious.