In the year 2130, on a yet undiscovered planet, Tiko is the last remaining robot of a mechanical civilization. Machines discovered greed and hunger for power. The war that wiped this civilization lasted 50 years. Tiko is one of those lower end robots on the military scale. He was mass produced as a scout robot by Anko, a weapon company. Now that all is gone, Tiko needs to find a new way to adapt and learn from his environment...
This short marks the start of our new web series Tiko, and while initial development took quite a while (about a month), it was mainly to test different aspects of producing an animated series in short times. To start we will be trying to produce 2 episodes per month and then push it to 1 every week. And by the way all ideas are welcome. If you feel you have a good scenario for a webisode, drop us a line at email@example.com with a subject "Tiko webisode". We hope you enjoy it.
For some awesome additional material regarding SuperBot, visit us at Behance: http://bit.ly/1j7P36d
SuperBot, a tiny toy robot, will learn that reality depends on the looking glass you are looking through.
This short animated film plays double duty as the pilot episode for an animated series project.
We are currently seeking financial support. If you are interested in learning more about the project, please take a look at the following link: http://www.trexel.net/downloads/SuperBot_project.jpg
Script, Animation and Direction: Gervasio Rodríguez Traverso & Pablo Alberto Díaz.
Character Design and Texturing: Gervasio Rodríguez Traverso
Cinematography and Postproduction: Pablo Alberto Díaz
Modeling and Rigging: Juan Elías, Matias Condomí & Nicolás Broner
Original soundtrack: Ber Chese & Ezequiel "Chicho" Scillone.
Sound: Ber Chese & Ezequiel "Chicho" Scillone.
Awards and Screenings:
"SuperBot - A magnifying mess" has taken part in over 50 national and international film festivals. Below are some highlights:
XI Jameson Notodofilmfest (España) | Best Animation
9th Anim´est (Rumania) | Best Animation for Children
4º Concurso Iberoamericano de Comic y Animación (Argentina) | Best Professional Animation
Maipú Cortos 2013 (Argentina) | Best Argentinean Shortfilm
Anima 2013 (Argentina) | Special Distinction
10º Tandil Cortos (Argentina) | Special Distinction
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (Germany) | Official Competition
22nd Anima Mundi (Brazil) | Official Competition
18th SICAF (South Korea) | Official Competition
Animago AWARD (Potsdam, Germany) | Official Competition
12º International Festival of Animation Arts "Multivision" (San Petersburgo, Russia) | Official Competition
10th Athens Animfest (Athens, Greece) | Official Competition
9th FIDA (Chile) | Official Competition
FreeNetWorld International Film Festival 2013 (Serbia) | Official Competition
Festival Internacional de Cine de Hermosillo (México) | Official Competition
8th International Short Film Festival of India (Chennai, India) | Official Competition
9th Annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival (Los Ángeles, EEUU) | Official Competition