the film originates from when writer and director Marlon Torres was told a ghost story as a child which haunted him for weeks. Torres was told a story of two siblings on a bridge and this caused too many sleepless nights for him to recount, so what happened Marlon!? well this film is an adaptation of that story, through the medium of short film. & having just sat through it, i can only say woah-mazing!
though the film is challenging, Torres deliberately chooses not to spoon feed the audience, which left me with as many questions as it did answers; LOST anyone?! set in the midst of Germany at the end of the Second World War, three soldiers go in search of a missing letter which will allow one of their number to get news about his pregnant sweetheart. what happens next is very much down to the viewers interpretation, so i’ll leave you to decipher it for yourself.
on a relative, shoestring budget Torres has successfully managed to produce an enjoyable, enigmatic piece; think The Pacific in 24minutes.
“Sintel” is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.
This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. In addition to that, several crucial technical and creative targets have been realized online, by developers and artists and teams all over the world. – Durian
Sintel is a seriously well animated, dramatic CGI short film produced with the free Blender 3D Creation Suite and other open-source tools by an international team of artists and developers; “woah-mazing!”
In the year 2135 everything ends. Even humankind. – Constant van Hoeven
in this day & age, it’s a given that there is always the possibility that you will be made redundant but this particular job comes with a twist; the lead character, Zack, played by Lennart Monaster , to all intents and purposes, seems naive to the fact precipitating his own redundancy.
coming in @ $7ooo, Constant van Hoeven‘s film, Things Last, is amazing as is; especially with the the integration of CGI and live action which is pretty decent, the credit for that goes to Lennart Monaster, Zack, even with so much green screen he makes it work & don’t allow the typical Hollywood-esque type of starting off slow & looking to build.