Director: Soledad Águila
Chile, 2012, 3 min
Crew:Producers: Royal College Of Art Animation - Music: Samuel Pegg - Sound: Will Ward - Sound Mix: Tom Lock Griffith - Visual Compositing: Andrés Aguirre - Animation: Soledad Águila Villagra - Animation assistance: Sally Stevens, Josh Wedlake, Tim Dival, Daniela Sherer
A mysterious portrait of the beauty in decaying of natural wild life. An atmospheric piece, which has been inspired by the landscapes of southern Chile, specially the flora and fauna from Patagonia. Places that I had visited in my childhood and others that I had imagined.
About the director
Soledad, Águila is a visual artist, illustrator and animation director from Chile. Following a BA in Fine art, she worked as a professor in different universities in her country and abroad as well as in interdisciplinary art project, which inspired her to move into the animation field to continue her studies at the Royal College of Art, where she graduates in 2012 with an MA in Animation. Nowadays she works as an Animation Director at Riolab, a Chilean Studio on interactive and communication design as well as in independent animation projects.
I am interested in the connection between nature and destruction and how those elements can talk about contemporary topics to portray moments, atmospheres and microcosm, where storytelling is free from the constraints of traditional narrative. My films often reveal an interest in duality: life and death, light and darkness, beauty and decay, which are concepts I develop through a poetic approach and are a constant themes in my previous work as a fine artist. Immersed, my graduation film from the Royal College of Art, explore the notion of the beauty of decaying of natural wild life, and how those contradictory elements might be portrayed in a mysterious way. An atmospheric piece, which has been inspired by the landscapes of southern Chile, specially the flora and fauna from Patagonia. Places that I had visited in my childhood and others that I had imagined.