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Short film, Animation. 2D, Mixed Media.

“A Peasant arrives in front of a enormous gate, protected by a fearsome Guardian, he dares to pass, but..”

About the film:

The Guardian is a free interpretation of the parable "Before the Law" from Kafka's book "The Trial".

A peasant after traveling the world arrives in front of a gate, controlled by a fearsome Guardian. The peasant tries to pass through but the Guardian denies him entrance.

Peasant and Guardian are the same character, the peasant, like each one of us, in front of his own fear; the guardian, something shapeless, that surround and control him The Gate the possibilities we encounter during our life.

How was it made?

The Guardian is a blend of 2D and 3D animation,  developed in different softwares and then painted and lighted in Photoshop frame by frame.

The different scenes are connected in a semless camera movement, with no cuts, each scene transits to the next one, creating a dream-like sequence.

Where can I see it?

The short-film premiered at Annecy Animation Film Festival in France, 2015, in the short film animation category.

You can read something more about the short film on Short of the Week website or on Cartoonbrew.


Produced and Directed by: Alessandro Novelli, Animation: Alessandro Novelli, Victor Perez, Andrea Gendusa, Illustration and Design: Alessandro Novelli, Karolina Pospischi, Andrea Gendusa, 3D: Victor Perez, Alessandro Novelli, Gabriele Maiocco, Original Music Simon Smith, Sasha Agranov, Voice Over: Luis De Velasco, Music Recording and Mixing: Eric Nagel at BCNSound, Voice Over recording: Juan José Rodriguez at Abuela Records - MX, Mastering: Yves Roussel, Many thanks to: Leandra Boj, Rafael Mayani, Xavier Sanche and Karolina Pospischil for their posters.

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