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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.22.10] movie short scifi animation dystopic



Our pals at Opium have turned us onto a new animator, Alek Wasilewski, who is in the process of finishing his bebut short, a dystopian parable called Lucky Day Forever.

The film is set in the near future, where the futuristic nightmares of Orwell's 1984 meets Philip K Dick's penchant for presenting a world where nothing is quite what it seems. The hero of the story is 514 Prol, who is, well, a Prol who dreams of winning "The Great Lottery," to gain entry to the elite "Community of "White" - where people are eternally young, beautiful and happy.

One day his dream comes true, but is this indeed a place of dreams, or nightmares?

The film is in production with Miniature Film Studio in Warsaw actively looking for partners and co-producers for the project. You can learn more about the film on its official website and check out the trailer after the break.



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JackCrow (11 years ago) Reply

Am I the only one thinking this has a racial note to it, they color people white, elite white society?

I mean synopsis says:
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Prole 514 dreams about winning the Great Lottery. The lottery winner is transformed and allowed admission into the elite White society, where everyone is beautiful, young and happy and people spend their carefree lives solely on fun and partying.
One morning, 514’s wish comes true… but was this what he really wanted? Is the White world really as perfect as the media were telling him?
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If this is true, there is something essentially wrong with the general idea, or it is the Michael Jackson syndrome.

Animation is as expected from that school of animation - great.

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guy who hates JackCrow (11 years ago) Reply

Yeah because white never refers simply to purity or 'good' in fairy tales you dumb motherfucker.

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JackCrow (11 years ago) Reply

@guy w/e:You obviously are oblivious of the situation with it in Poland.

Anyway, here is Alek's site that has more of his work:
http://werehouse.net/

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hal (11 years ago) Reply

@ Jack, he's poking fun at the idea the consumerist dream the media feeds the world. It's a satire/parody. Like the way the TV ads are always full of beautiful rich people who "we want to be like etc"

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donc48 (11 years ago) Reply

Jack that was my first thought when I first saw it. I read Ha! Comments and saw it again and thought Ha! right this was made in Poland and the Eastern Europeans are not as race focused we are. (They don’t have our history and immigration is very recent). That said I really didn’t like it.

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Just Some guy (11 years ago) Reply

I think it looks fairly good. I went on to www.luckydayforever.com and saw some art work,and for an internet short film the artwork is outstanding


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