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!
I decided to study Physics in college because, since childhood I have been enchanted by the idea of perfection. However, while seeking a rational world, irrationality shadows every step of my journey. Is this a pursuit destined to end in a dilemma?
A film by Shixie (Xiangjun Shi)
Graduation Project at Rhode Island School of Design 2013
A Science Communication Project at Brown University Department of Physics
[Special Jury Prize] CinéGlobe 2014 Official Selection (Switzerland)
[Jury Award] NYC ACM SIGGRAPH MetroCAF 2013 (USA)
[2nd Place Student Award] ASIFA-East 2014 (USA)
[Jury Award for Best Short Film] Gold Coast International Film Festival (USA)
[Guest Feature] Cusp Conference 2014 (USA)
[Official Selection] The Life Sciences Film Festival 2014 (Czech)
[Official Selection] 1st Ahvaz International Science Film Festival (Iran)
[Official Selection] 2015 Florida Film Festival (USA)
[Official Selection] 2014 Third Thursday RIIFF Encore (USA)
[Official Selection] 2014 İstanbul Animation Festival (Turkey)
[Official Selection] 2014 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA)
[Official Selection] 15th annual Woodstock Film Festival 2014 (USA)
[Official Selection] Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2014 (France)
[Official Selection] International Science Film Festival Pariscience 2014 (France)
[Official Selection] 16th Très Court International Film Festival (France)
[Official Selection] Tricky Women 2014: Up & Coming Talents (Austria)
[Official Selection] Noida International Film Festival 2014 (India)
[Official Selection] Disposable Film Festival 2014 (USA)
[Official Selection] 20th World of Women’s Cinema: WOW Film Festival & Tour 2014 (Australia)
[Official Selection] 10th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2013 (USA)
Brian Kane briankane.net
I'm happy to announce that the short has been picked up by 20th Century Fox as a feature length film that I will be adapting & directing. Thanks again for all your support and look out for more content :)
A girl that can control everything, perpetrates her own rescue by taking control of her boyfriend.
This video is dedicated to all the hard working individuals that spent many months bringing this idea to life. Spanning three countries: Taiwan to UK to USA, here are just some of the many people involved:
Written & Directed by: Saman Kesh / 薩曼 凱許