Short

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8’

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Hoodies and Sunglasses

Hoodies and Sunglasses

Creatures in hoodies (cloaks) and sunglasses living their daily life in a timeless, surrealistic environment.

The idea is to create a dreamlike universe with a surrealist, timeless atmosphere, where all the creatures look alike. Their purpose and their relationships are mysterious, and changing from time to time.
This is not a narrative story and it does not have a protagonist. It shows a cult's everyday life; their activities are mostly connected to our human world, but sometimes it is surprisingly and randomly different, magic-like. The shots have a particular connection to each other, but the logic is not always consistent. What is hidden between the lines, is that these creatures are waiting for some kind of a messiah, a leader, who never comes. 
The most important components of this world are irony, surprise and inclemency. The scenery contains sterile, sci-fi-like towers and puritan, medieval buildings, to emphasize a timeless environment. 
The film is built on contrasts – it is something we are familiar with, but we do not exactly know what the background is, and neither do the people in the story.

Director’s statement
What if I create a fake society, which has a history, mythologies, a certain origin, and I try to pretend that it is known? We all have habits, customs and rituals that we practice day by day, and never really question them, we just accept them the way they are. 
I realised that my way of thinking makes me a minority on a bigger scale, but I also live in a bubble, surrounded with people who share my opinion. And this bubble could refer to the world of hoodies and sunglasses. 
If you think about a cult, usually something negative, creepy comes into one’s mind, referring to people who are totally brainwashed and a group offering sacrifices to their gods or ritually committing suicide. Still, the stories about unusual cults are interesting, they certain myths which fascinates me.
I imagine this short as some kind of a fake documentary about these people, who do not do anything extraordinary, but the possibility of something magical to happen is always conceivable.

Director

Fabian Balogh


b-fabian@hotmail.com
Producer

Manon Messiant


manon@iliadefilms.fr

Country of production

France

Target audience

Young adults or anybody who's up for a surrealist journey

Animation Technique

2D digital drawn

Production company

Iliade et Films

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Creative Europe media programme

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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