13 x 22’
|CEE Animation ForumCEE Animation Workshop
A brave Knight named Mankey searches for the lost Princess and gets trapped into a strange and ominous chain of events controlled by a secret puppet master.
The post-apocalyptic kingdom is panicked: the Dragon kidnapped the Princess and carried her away to an unknown place. Like many other knights, Mankey rushes to search for her. But the closer he gets to the mystery of Princess’s disappearance, the clearer it becomes that it is just part of a secret evil plan! The plan is controlled by the Secret “Puppet master”, who is much worse than the Dragon. He has a goal of distorting all the brightest feelings and eventually destroying love in this world. The Knight eventually confounds the plans of the Secret “Puppet Master”, but the price he pays for it is too high.
This story is about young people standing on the verge of adult life. The main characters leave the comfort zone and remain alone in a frightening and unexplored world. This story is dedicated to the formation of personality: life lessons are wrapped in the fabulous adventure format. Summer Kingdom is about time. It is a symbolic summer during which young people explore the world, make mistakes, fall in love, make friends and enemies. The medieval setting with post-apocalyptic elements has been chosen on purpose – it is a world full of mystery magic and very emotional. The Middle Ages, to some extent, is a teenage state of humanity. The characters come up against mythical monsters and magical creatures and go through hardships schemed by the main antagonist in the same way that adolescents face emotions as partly-formed personalities. Having all the signs of the Middle Ages, the world of Summer Kingdom reflects the current reality to a great deal: it shows the problems and fears of modern society and is filled with humour.
Creative Director/ Art Director / Senior Concept Artist / Writer / Scripter / Animator / Game Designer with more than 15 years of experience in game development industry, having broad knowledge of Concept art and Character design, storyboarding and story-writing, animatics and animation. Interested in producing content like TV series or feature movies based on strong story telling.
Roman Kepkalo graduated from Boichuk State Institute of Applied Arts and Design in Kyiv and Lund University in Sweden. In 2012 Roman co-founded Yarki Studio and became its Creative Director.
2017 – “South Farm” – animated TV series – debut work – 7 episodes
2017 – development of The Trap – a short animated movie
2018-2019 – development of Summer Kingdom – animated TV series for adults
Producer / Business Development / Account Manager / Finance Manager / Senior Product Manager with more than 10 years of experience in game development industry, having broad knowledge of outsourcing and game development business, including deep knowledge in production processes and work planning, working with top industry players. Interested in new opportunities for growing business in animation, game development and IT sphere.
Yana Palamarenko co-founded Yarki Studio, art studio that creates cartoon series and video games, and became its CEO in 2012.
Country of production
2D vector based
Production companyYarki Studio