The highly acclaimed, blockbuster-style short film THE SHAMAN premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in 2015. After that it ran successfully at numerous film festivals around the globe, including Los Angeles, London, San Diego and the DragonCon in Atlanta. The trailer turned into a viral sensation with over 6 million views.
The dark year 2204, in a world that has seen 73 years of continuous war. Recently mankind re-discovered the arts of Shamanism. The Shaman’s school of thought believes that every person or object has a soul. During battle Shamans step over into the Netherworld to find and convert the souls of their enemies’ giant battle machines. This tactic enables a single man to overcome an invincibly seeming steel monster.
This is the story of Joshua, a Shaman, who is sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus. He does not yet know that the soul is prepared for his coming and that the deadly psychological soul-to-soul confrontation in the Netherworld will be on eye level.
Producer: Tom Mortimer - Executive producer: Dave Anderson
Art by: Åsa Lucander - Assistant Artist: Marc Moynihan
Animation: Marc Moynihan, Ana García Sebastiá, Anna Fyda, Simon Testro, Michael Towers, Nathan Brenville, Åsa Lucander
After Effects: Aman-Shah Andrew
Visual Effects: Rushes - Sound: Jungle - Music: One More Music Company
SIGGRAPH, 2015 - Los Angeles, USA
Animago AWARD, 2014 - Potsdam, Germany
Courts Devant, 2014 - Paris, France
Festival International du Court Métrage, 2014 - Lille, France
ANIMAFEST, 2015 - Zagreb, Croatia
Festival du Cinéma Européen, 2015 - Lille, France
Monstra Festival, 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal
Future Film Festival, 2015 - Bologna, Italia
Cutout Fest, 2014 - Querétaro, Mexico
Festival du Film Court, 2014 - Villeurbanne, France
International Animation Film Festival, 2015 - Tehran, Iran
FILMETS, 2015 - Badalona, Spain
Festival Ciné Court Animé, 2016 - Roanne, France
Festival SPASM, 2016 - Montréal, Canada
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