"Changes" is a visually striking and emotionally resonant journey centred on a theme of personal growth, self realisation and forging of identity, along contemporary challenges of immigration and conflict between nature and technology.
The story follows an unnamed protagonist who awakens in a tranquil, Eden-like world. As he explores this paradise, he encounters a mysterious portal hidden deep within the lush forest. Initially barred from entry by a protective mother nature, curiosity eventually overcomes the obstacles and transports him into a new and radically different world - a barren place, but illuminated by abstract ideas springing from a distant source.
Driven to interact with that source, he experiences ecstasy that is quickly turned to panic when the blessings of the new world take a bitter twist towards assimilation, replacing his arm with a cyberpunk limb. Panicked and traumatised, he seeks solace back in paradise, but to no avail - he is now changed, and only spreads o
Changes’ aims at telling the story of the first half of our lives. The nurture that brings us in the world, the curiosity that pushes us forward beyond the comforts of home, the losses and transformations that happen on the way, until we discover and build our mature identity. Fitting with the universalist topics, the film doesn’t feature dialogue, avoiding cultural anchoring. The story is told by the riveting visuals alone. We focus on just one character and tell his improvement by transforming him repeatedly, across different environments. Each step of the transformation is catalysed by the discoveries, conflicts, and difficulties it encounters.
Art style wise, I’m aiming at a gritty, realistic 3D, inspired by Love Death Robots and high grade