The Origin of Creatures

The Origin of Creatures featured at Short of the Week

26.10.2012 The Origin of Creatures featured at Short of the Week

A very nice article about The Origin of Creatures appeared on website shortoftheweek.com. Enjoy the read here!

The Origin of Creatures at Wired.com

24.10.2012 The Origin of Creatures at Wired.com

Sci-Fi legend Bruce Sterling pointed out my film The Origin of Creatures in Wired.com's section 'Beyond the Beyond'. Watch it here.

SBS Towers in Seoul

25.09.2012 SBS Towers in Seoul

My 2010 animated film The Origin of Creatures was screened on the huge SBS Prism Towers in Seoul, South-Korea.

Prix Ars Electronica

08.09.2011 Prix Ars Electronica

The Origin of Creatures just won an Honorary Mention at the famous Prix Ars Electronica festival in Linz! The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the most important yearly prizes in the field of electronic and interactive art, computer animation, digital culture and music. It has been awarded since 1987 by Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria).

The Origin of Creatures

Produced in 2010.

A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster. In this dark parable mutated limbs are looking for cooperation, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.

The storyline of The Origin of Creatures is based on one of the most well-known tales about collaboration, the Tower of Babel. This tale is transformed and twisted and is set in an imaginary future, after the world is hit by a catastrophe. Among the remains of a devastated city lives that what is left of humanity. Human bodies are divided into separated parts of the body and are fused to special beings. Together, these creatures form a colony, they can only survive when collaborating. In the rubble of destroyed buildings they are trying to build a nest as large and as high as possible, so that the colony’s queen gets enough sunlight to reproduce, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.

Credits:

Creator: Floris Kaayk
Produced by: Marc Thelosen
D.O.P.: Reinier van Brummelen
Composer: Lennert Busch
Sounddesign: Bart Jilesen, Erik Griekspoor, Elena Martín Hidalgo
Trainee: Vincent van der Klaauw

a seriousFilm production, 2010

Financially supported: Netherlands Film Fund, Rotterdam Media Fund, Stroom Den Haag