Ostrich Theory (2020)

Published on May 1, 2022
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Something is coming. Nobody cares. A pre-pandemic harbinger of indifference to troubled times, digitally depopulating and re-orchestrating documentary footage frame-by-frame before lockdowns became reality.

Busy scenes shot in early 2017 were meticulously rotoscoped over a three-year period, often involving recreation/reanimation of figures on a limb-by-limb, joint-by-joint basis, using available elements from other frames. There are no visual effects besides the rearrangement of genuinely-captured assets.

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Screenings:
Vienna Shorts / Austria (2021)
Kurzfilm Festiival Hamburg / Germany (2021)
Dresden Filmfest / Germany (2021)
Dokufest / Prizren, Kosovo (2021)
Guanajuato International Film Festival / Mexico (2021)
Split Film Festival / Croatia (2021)
IndieCork Film Festival / Ireland (2021)
Message To Man / Russia (2021)
Sapporo International Short Film Festival / Japan (2021)
PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival) / Tallinn, Estonia (2021)
Minimalen Short Film Festival / Trondheim, Norway (2022)
Stuttgarter Filmwinter / Germany (2022)
London Short Film Festival / UK (2022)
British Shorts Kurfilmfestival / Berlin, Germany (2022)
Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg / Germany (2022)

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