Watchmaker At Time's End
Director: Shaheen Sheriff
India, 2020, 5 min
Genres:Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
Cast:Vishnu Chandran, Kiran Ravindran, Sunakshi Puri, Shaheen Sheriff
Crew:Writer: Shaheen Sheriff. Producers: Abida M Sherief, P V M Sheriff.
Email:shaheen8292 AT gmail.com
A failed marriage. A watchmaker. Meteorites. Time is uncomfortably relative in this Kerala town, and our hero struggles to make the perfect watch to keep up with the times.
About the director
Animates and illustrates for a living and for fun. Likes to experiment with mixed media including traditional techniques, digital animation, projection mapping, etc. Made a short film (Watchmaker at Time's End) utilizing only open source tools, and developed workflows using them. Trying to create animations set in Indian contexts.
This movie is a mix of several things that I personally wanted to see on screen - an animated science fiction set in my hometown in Kerala, pulling together very regional elements to showcase a human story.
This is also an attempt to make a short 2D animation using only free open-source softwares, and trying to showcase the advantages they provide, so that more people may try them out and benefit from them. I'd tried to develop different workflows throughout production to come up with a technique to get 2d and 3d working together to get a unique look that serves the purpose of the story.