THE ORIGIN OF CREATURES entry Academy Animated Short
13 September 2010
THE ORIGIN OF CREATURES Dutch submission Academy Award Best Animated Short Film
THE ORIGIN OF CREATURES BY FLORIS KAAYK DUTCH SUBMISSION ACADEMY AWARD BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
The Dutch animated film THE ORIGIN OF CREATURES by Floris Kaayk (METALOSIS MALIGNA, THE ORDER ELECTRUS) will be submitted for the Academy Award Best Animated Short Film. The film is produced by Marc Thelosen for seriousFilm, with Reinier van Brummelen as director of photography. Earlier this year the film was selected for the Annecy Animation Film Festival.
THE ORIGIN OF CREATURES, inspired by the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, takes place in an imaginary future in which the world has been struck by a catastrophe. Among and underneath the ruins of a desolate, devastated town the remains of what is left of mankind are still alive. Human bodies have split up into separate parts that have regrouped to form peculiar beings. Together these beings form a colony with a unique hierarchy and methods of communication. At the centre of the colony the Queen resides in a dark, damp cellar. She is the largest being and the only one in full possession of all her body parts. Her only task is to bring forth new colony members. For the future expansion of the colony the creatures build a new nest, as high and as big as they can, orienting it toward the sun. When a cloud suddenly moves in front of the sun, the colony is stricken with panic.
On 25 January 2011, the nominations for Best Live Action Short Film Award will be announced. The Oscars will be awarded on February 27, 2011.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
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