Sumer is a 3D animated short film made by VFX veteran by Alvaro García. The film starts with a intriguing monologue which acts as a hook. Sumer has some dazzling visuals. The story explores the theme of curiosity and hope quite impressively.
Sumer retains the feel of mo-cap but it still not too distracting. The pace at which everything unfolds is decent. I really loved the futuristic Sci Fi Mech Designs. The dynamic camera and music play huge role in intensifying fast paced action.
One of the most significant thing in the storytelling of Sumer are the pauses. The pauses are brilliantly planned and they create the charming contrast between two scenes.
With animated shorts there's always a great opportunity to explore a new believable and exciting world. Alavaro Garcia has done superb job creating a believable world.
In October 2014, SUMER started to be screened internationally throughout the festival circuit. It has been officially selected by more than 50 festivals, including the "Cleveland International Film Festival", which is an Academy Qualifying Festival, and the prestigious "New Port Beach Film Festival". Furthermore, SUMER has won 14 Festivals: Irvine Film Festival and Phoenix Comicon, among others.
Here's Official Description of SUMER
"For unknown reasons, the Earth's ionosphere has weakened dramatically during the course of the last century, resulting in the collapse of the entire ecosystem. Earth has become an increasingly hostile and uninhabitable place and with no shield to protect it, it is at the full mercy of meteors.
All animal and plant species perished decades ago. All that remains is one small group of humans who attempt to resist the hostility and hardness of the external environment from SUMER, the last hive city in the world, which has been specifically designed to keep the population alive through oxygen supply systems.
The media manipulates the available information in a manner that is purposely designed to keep people obsessed on the potential of the space exodus, letting any hope of prevailing on earth go.
A young boy, Hermes, lives alone in a compartment, the property of the government, which is located close to the wall that delimits the city, an area that is highly guarded by the SSW (SUMER Security Watchers).
While observing the desert from the roof of a building, Hermes suddenly sees something that grabs his attention…"
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