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Above and Below

This short film envelope a tale of an old shaman, a spiritual leader of a primitive tribe on her deathbed. She will bid farewell to her tribe in a mystical ritual and will be buried in a ceremonial burial preceded by a feast in her honor. This short film is an artistic reconstruction based on Prehistoric findings from the Galilee, Israel. With animation, the film will attempt to visualize life and death in primordial Israel and will bring to life ancient artifacts and finds.


Liron Narunsky: Director
Oved Poran: Director


Project Title (Original Language): מעל ומתחת
Film Type: Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
Genres: Historical, Pre-historic, Science Fiction, Stop Motion, Puppet, Choreography
Runtime: 9 minutes 36 seconds
Completion Date: July 3, 2016
Country of Origin: Israel
Country of Filming: Israel
Shooting Format: Digital
Film Color: Color


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After a long journey through space, the last two believers are about to reach their destination. Ananda, the space archaeologist, hopes to prove that Earth is not a myth and that all mankind did originate from the same tiny blue planet – but mostly he wants to prove his colleagues and his father wrong and to make the biggest discovery in history. Yamaka, the outcaste rabbi, is searching for something subtler. He believes that Jerusalem is not just a mystical idea, but an actual place, where he might find the feeling of holiness missing in his life. Together they followed the clues and arrived at their destination, but instead of a living planet and a holy city, they find only the fragments of what once was…



Yoni Salmon: Director
Alon Rothem: Writer
the thousandth crane productions, Alon Rothem: Producer


Film Type: Animation
Runtime: 12 minutes 25 seconds
Completion Date: January 11, 2017
Country of Origin: Israel
Country of Filming: Israel
Film Language: Hebrew
Shooting Format: 2D Animation
Film Color: Color


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Alchemical Chess

A game of Alchemical Chess ends with the Unveiling of the White Queen and the Union of Red Lion and White Eagle.
A combination of stop-motion animation, 2D animation, and live-action provide the intricate visuals for this surreal and esoteric music-video to Orryelle’s Alchemical Chess song. Featured is his Alchemical Chess set made of bronze, glass, and clay.


Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule: Director
Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule: Writer
Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule: Producer
Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule: Key Cast


Film Type: Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
Runtime: 8 minutes 11 seconds
Completion Date: March 21, 2016
Country of Origin: Australia
Country of Filming: Australia
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: Digital
Film Color: Color


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