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quietearth [Celluloid 03.16.09] news short scifi steampunk

Nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA award back in 2007, this amazing short by Anthony Lucas employs a unique style of silhouette animation and is reminiscent of Jules Verne. Clocked at 26 minutes, the whole short is available online for your viewing pleasure.

In the frontier city of Carpathia, Jasper Morello discovers that his former adversary Doctor Claude Belgon has returned from the grave. When Claude reveals that he knows the location of the ancient city of Alto Mea where the secrets of life have been discovered, Jasper cannot resist the temptation to bring his own dead wife Amelia back. But they are captured by Armand Forgette, leader of the radical Horizontalist anti-technology movement, who is determined to reanimate his terrorist father Vasco. As lightning energises the arcane machineries of life in the floating castle of Alto Mea, Jasper must choose between having his beloved restored or seeing the government of Gothia destroyed. Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his Plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.

Watch it after the break! via nemobay

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Luge (13 years ago) Reply

One of my fav aniamted films of the decade. Brillaint execution, and a really cool story. Thanks for posting the vid!
Cheers, M.

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