stunning short film made by students at ESMA school of the arts, in montpellier, france. it won the school’s top prize for student film.
i don’t usually like 3D computer animation, but this is beautiful. and even more, i like the 2D side-to-side animation style during the storytelling.
the story is based on an apache myth, about a time when the sky was too low and men had to walk bent over, looking down at their feet. an elder of the tribe sits around the campfire with the children and tells them this story. his voice is so warm and interesting, you’ll want to watch right to the end to see how the story turns out.
the whole thing is absolutely beautiful, like something by miyazaki hayao. it’s going to be my favorite for a long time.
(via the always amazing DeK at ticklebooth)