Here is a CG short for you to watch called Sumer. Short and to the point albeit a little lacking in any real depth it’s still worth a quick view for it’s visual attributes and engaging concept, just don’t think about it too much. The film showed earlier this year at the FilmQuest film festival where it was nominated for Best Animated Film.
The short was directed by Alvaro Garcia. Detailed synopsis courtesy of GeekTyrant.
“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…”
Last Updated: October 8, 2015