Metanoia (ˌmɛtəˈnɔɪə); griechisch μετάνοια:
changing one’s mind, heart and soul
A poisonous Bitterness has taken over the lands. The world and the spirits in it are infected and paralyzed. A lone spirit is the only one left who is moving and believes in change. Playing her melody, she wanders through the lands, hoping that someone would respond to it. But no thought nor spirit would ever listen…
The shortfilm is a combination of analog and digital. All the sets and props were built, sculpted and painted by hand, while the main character Hope and her instrument were created, animated and integrated digitally.
Since I had been the lead of story and character concept art, the first months of preproduction were the most intense of creative work. After dozens of scribbles, designs and storyboards, we could finally move on to the main production phase, which was sculpting, building, painting, setting – from the smallest stone to the character themselves, everything was made by hand.
Watch our Making-Of Video! ;)
Big Thanks to every hand, head and heart, who helped us realizing METANOIA!