Movie Description

AnimationShort film

 

WHATMAN

| SYNOPSIS
The film tells the story of a very important social problem: civic engagement. It is not tied to any particular political system or period. There is a stylized, anonymous, universal character living in an unspecified space. Everything is made of paper using the origami technique. The character does not want to solve the problems of the world around him, he thinks that he would lose his peace. But as a result, with this hidden from the news of the world, he gradually begins to sacrifice not only his property, his space, but also his freedom.

 

| TRAILER

 

| FOUR VOICES 
The film is part of the FOUR VOICES, which is a continuation of the project Three Voices and once again brings together students from FAMU, UMPRUM, FMK UTB Zlín and FAMO Písek.

| FOUR VOICES — SYNOPSIS
The collection of short animated films FOUR VOICES follows the two-year-old project THREE VOICES, and once again connects students across film universities in the Czech Republic. The screening and distribution of films will be accompanied by an exhibition.

FOUR VOICES
DON’T BLOW IT UP
MUM IS ALWAYS RIGHT
WEEDS
WHATMAN

Download Four Voices Poster PDF


| CREDITS

Director, story, screenplay, editing, animation, art design – Nika Zinoveva
Sound, music – Martin Vlček
Animation, editing, storyboard, art design, VFX – Pavel Aleksashin
Art design – Marie Vrabcová
VFX – Kryštof Ottomanský, Bohdan Buďárek, Arina Kosianenko
Dramaturgy – Lucia Kajánková, Martin Vandas
Consultant – Olga Jazovskaja
Pedagogical advisor – Lukáš Gregor (FMK UTB Zlín)

Length – 7 min.
Release
– Zlín Film Festival 2023

Financially supported by the Czech Film Fund and FILMTALENT Zlín Endowment Fund.

 

| DOWLOADS
Visuals – ZIP (4x jpg)
Poster – JPG

 

| GALLERY

 


| DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT 

“I’m not interested in politics.” I keep hearing this sentence in my everyday life. People are convinced that the politics has no effect on their lives. It’s a problem outside of them, someone else’s problem. They lock themselves in their little world and pretend that nothing else concerns them. It turns out that politics comes to their house “by itself”, even they have not shown interest in it before. It begins to affect their lives.

People agree to sacrifice their comfort and freedom just so that they do not need to struggle with their outside’s world. It shows that it does not depend on people’s behavior and loyalty. Their silence will lead to the loss of everything.