Student / Rising Stars

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13 min.

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Daisy

Sedmikráska

A sister and her brother must deal with the presence of a sister‘s dark cloud, that endangers their magical place, slowly consumes the sister and forces them to change their lives forever.

A brother (7) follows his sister (15) into a forest, where he finds her in a home-like magical space. A small dark cloud appears around the sister, that becomes the beginning of the forest darkness and traps them in it. The cloud torments her, worsening her mental state. They find refuge in the magical space by hanging daisy-filled jars to dispel the darkness, though they must go outside to refill them when they dim. Because of the cloud, she starts losing herself, her spirit snatched, trapped it in the forest where only her whistles are heard. Her brother, scared of darkness and cloud, guides her to the magical space, where her spirit returns .With the pattern repeating, the darkness closes in on them. Darkened,, the magical space rejects her. The cloud absorbs her, leaving her buried in the dark forest. Her worried brother enters the dark forest with a jar of shining daisies. While whistling he scatters daisies to disperse the darkness. She awakens to her brothers soothing whistles and the shining daisies.

Director’s statement
In this film, I wish to depict the loving relationship of an older sister and her little brother, which is put to the test. For me, the sister´s dark cloud personifies depression and anxiety, the forest that is slowly turning dark her worsening mind and the magical space, that became magical after brother found it, her safest and most dearest space. The daisies and the whistling are symbols of all that is the good and happy, linking to her brother. While the sister has to learn to work with the dark cloud and the darkness, the brother has to accept this part of his sister and not be afraid of it, since it´s not going anywhere. I wish to show both views of the siblings, as I feel they are equally important and challenging in their own way. The film is based on my own personal experiences with anxiety and depression, how me and my family have learned to work with it and live with it over the years.

Producer

Adéla Konečná


konecn09@st.amu.cz

Country of production

Czech Republic

Target audience

Children age 8+, teenagers and adults

Animation Technique

2D (vector based), Drawing, 3D (CGI), 2D animation combined with 3D. The overall film will be 2D however we will use 3D modeling for help and enhancement.

Looking for

Sales agent / distributor, Animation studio, Post-production studio, Animator(s)

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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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