A trapped moth struggles to escape in this haunting 16mm short by Tokyo-based director Mackenzie Sheppard (previously featured here):

“We wanted to use the scale and helplessness of the moth as an analogy to humans. Like a moth to light, we all helplessly cling to technology for life support without knowing the outcome. Moths find themselves in a similar state of overstimulation that we do. A state of overstimulation that eventually leads to a fatigued-techno-daze. Leading us to disconnect, de-realize, and depersonalize from the world around us.”

 

Starring
Kai Hoshino Sandy
Louis Rault Watanabe
Anam Sekiguchi
Nozomi de Lencquesaing
Mari Yamamoto
KIRIKA
Mioko Thanzuiye
Kurumi

Directed by Mackenzie Sheppard
Director of Photography: Oliver Millar
Co-Producer: Kai Sandy of Mothco.
Composer: Schallbauer
Music Executive Producer: Thomas Seuss
Music House: Audioforce
Film Scanning: Peter Hagge & Norm Li
Stylist: Remi Takenouchi
VFX Post Production: PLATIGE Image
CG Supervisor: Cezary Albiński
Executive Producer: Zicz
CG Producer: Katarzyna Banasiuk
Model: Artur Borkowski
Rigg: Pawel Szczęsny
Track: Piotr Borowski, Pavel Uliashka
Animation: Agata Staszczuk
Fur: Grzegorz Jankowski
Rendering: Tomasz Dziedzic
Compositing: Pavel Uliashka
Online: Mariusz Seliga

 

This is just one of the many fantastic submissions we’ve received in the past week. Consider participating here if you have a project you’d like us to check out!

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