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NIGGUN

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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Thrill Over Fear

The concept in basic terms is to thrive over your fears, face them and overcome them, without having the obstacles or experience change you. To stand tall and as a winner in dark times we all face. It also invokes, resembles and exposes the dark side we all carry within to battle our obstacles. In the film’s introduction, we see a light being transcended and go beyond the range or limits of time represented by a clock, while it is set by a thunderstorm characterized as a difficult period or time.

 

John Katehis: Director
Angel Saft: Co-Director
Crystal View: Producer
James Papageorgiou (A Flow Mobz): Name of Band or Artist
John Salazar (A Flow Mobz): Name of Band or Artist
John Katehis: Writer
James Papageorgiou (A Flow Mobz): Writer
John Salazar (A Flow Mobz): Writer
John Katehis: Animation / Visual Effects

 

Film Type: Animation, Experimental, Feature, Music Video, Web / New Media, Other
Genres: Sci-fi, Thriller, Drama, Animation, Music
Runtime: 3 minutes 31 seconds
Completion Date: January 9, 2017
Country of Origin: Greece
Country of Filming: Greece
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: Digital
Film Color: Color

 

Director Statement:
There are a lot of perspectives and interpretations to this story, it really depends on how one views it and their intentions or inner self-consciousness plays an important role, that is the story’s singularity and what makes it unique. It exercises one’s mind, and that is an essential aspect of me and my art, to make people think and question. To me personally, it’s about thrilling over your fears, of a dark journey into the unknown, and shedding light to darkness to reveal the truth or revealing one’s true colors.

 

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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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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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