As part of Blue Zoo's long-running animated short films programme, a brief was sent out to everyone in the studio to pitch an idea to tell an emotional, human story, while experimenting with the physical optics of projecting CG animation.
Blue Zoo Animation Director Ben Steer pitched the idea of Mamoon, which proceeded to win the company-wide studio vote, and went into production.
Over the next year, he directed, filmed and collaborated with other artists to make this beautiful short.
Director: Ben Steer
Original Music: Matthew Wilcock for Zelig Sound
Animation: Phil Brooks, Ben Steer
Additional Animation: Ricky Honmong, Sarah Caisley, Simon Taylor, Steve Kimbrey
Compositing: Negar Bagheri, Elaine Thomas
Character Design: Marylou Mao
Rigging: Leo Blackmur
Modelling: Leo Blackmur, Lee Bowditch
Production Manager: Lizzie Hicks
Producer: Tom Box
Thanks to Max Halstead & Clapham Road Studios
Animated short film
Film Graduation Project
School: ISART DIGITAL, the video game and 3D animation / VFX School.
In a dark subway tunnel, a group of mice find a gold ring-pull that seems to have a mysterious effect on one of them.
Not so far from them, an owl and his enslaved rats are watching. The owl sends his rats to get hold of this strange object...
Court métrage d'animation 3D
Projet de fin d'études
Ecole: ISART DIGITAL, l'école du jeu vidéo et de l'animation 3D-VFX
Dans un tunnel de métro, un groupe de souris trouve un anneau de canette doré, qui semble avoir une étrange emprise sur l’une d’entre elles. Non loin de là, un hibou et ses rats asservis observent la scène. Désireux de récupérer cet anneau, il envoie ses rats le chercher.
3D Animation: Jade Baillargeault, Nazli Doale, Dimitri James, Quang Daniel La, Morgane Lau, Mélanie Pango et Manon Pringault
Music and Sound Design: Thomas Tillard, Alexandre Tron et Maxime Vatopoulos
The anxious feeling of something non-intelligence thats coming close to us as we got away from ourselves. Chilling tension of a thing that we may suppose to find beauty inside of could leave us irrelevant. The desperateness, the response.