A TRIBUTE TO "The Dark Forest" A NOVEL BY Cixin Liu
SCREENPLAY & MADE BY Ren Wang
MUSIC FROM Sigur Rós
VOICE CAST Peng Song · Bernardo Loureiro · Sara Dunham · Morgenstern · Omri Rose · Mayul Greene
SCREENPLAY REVISED BY David Kagawa · Benjamin Hochberg
WEBSITE DESIGNED BY Nico Gao
THANKS TO Nico Gao · Ping Liu · Xin Zhong
"Waterdrop" is an one person production. The film is non-commercial.
For unknown reasons, the Earth's ionosphere has weakened dramatically during the course of the last century, resulting in the collapse of the entire ecosystem. Earth has become an increasingly hostile and uninhabitable place and with no shield to protect it, it is at the full mercy of meteors.
All animal and plant species perished decades ago. All that remains is one small group of humans who attempt to resist the hostility and hardness of the external environment from SUMER, the last hive city in the world, which has been specifically designed to keep the population alive through oxygen supply systems.
The media manipulates the available information in a manner that is purposely designed to keep people obsessed on the potential of the space exodus, letting any hope of prevailing on earth go.
A young boy, Hermes, lives alone in a compartment, the property of the government, which is located close to the wall that delimits the city, an area that is highly guarded by the SSW (SUMER Security Watchers).
While observing the desert from the roof of a building, Hermes suddenly sees something that grabs his attention…
In October 2014, SUMER started to be screened internationally throughout the festival circuit. It has been officially selected by more than 50 festivals, including the “Cleveland International Film Festival”, which is an Academy Qualifying Festival, and the prestigious “New Port Beach Film Festival”. Furthermore, SUMER has won 14 Festivals: Irvine Film Festival and Phoenix Comicon, among others.
Investigating a mysterious explosion in the Florida Everglades, a crop-duster named Bill discovers a lone crate that survived the wreckage. Curiosity gets the better of him and he pulls the crate unto his airboat. That's just the first in a series of decisions he learns to regret.
Best Animated Short - RAINDANCE 2015
Best Student Short - KLIK! 2015
Animated Grit Award - INDIE GRITS 2015
Official Selection SUNDANCE 2015
Official Selection SXSW 2015
Official Selection ANNECY 2015
Official Selection OTTAWA 2015
Official Selection AFI FEST 2015
Anim'Est 2015 / Animation Block Party 2015 / Anifilm 2015 / Animanima 2015 / Anima Brussels 2015 / Anima Mundi 2015 / AnimaSyros 8.0 / Charm City Fringe Festival 2015 / Chattanooga FF 2015 / Cinefamily Animation Breakdown 2015 / Dallas International FF 2015 / Euganea FF 2015 / First Frame 2015 / Indy FF 2015 / Imagine Amsterdam 2015 / KLIK! Amsterdam 2015 / Maryland FF 2015 / Milano FF 2015 / Mile High Horror Festival 2015 / Mill Valley FF 2015 / Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema 2015 / Nashville FF 2015 / NEW YORK Film Festival 2015 / Northside FF 2015 / Northwest Animation Festival 2015 / Omaha FF 2015 / Pluk de Nacht 2015 / Provincetown FF 2015 / P'tit Pain 4 / Rooftop FF 2015 / Seoul Guru International FF 2015 / Short & Sweet - South Africa 2015 / Southside FF 2015 / Treefort FF 2015
Direction / Animation : Ryan Gillis
Sound Design : Owen Granich-Young
Music : Waylon Thornton
Voice Acting: Greg Tonner
Cel Coloring: Jesse James Dean, Mara Guevara, Jabril Mack