Creative Direction, Design & Animation
Life is short, in fact it’s just six lessons. In a world controlled by the Overseer, our hero enters the world as a new-born. Will they achieve enlightenment and become conscious enough to break free or will history repeat itself?
Controlled by the Overseer, Phoenix enters the world as a new-born, to set off on the journey of life. Phoenix learns existence has been condensed into six video messages (infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, old man) taken from an ancient archive whose meanings have long been forgotten.
The Factory is an interpretation of Shakespeare’s sonnet “All the World’s a Stage” mixed with George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s “A Brave New World”.
Film Festivals – OFFICIAL SELECTIONS & WINNERS
Independent Shorts Awards – Silver Award – Best Animation Short, Best Sound Design
Indie X Film Fest – Outstanding Achievement Award (Animation Short), Winner Best Sound Mixing
Short to the Point – Official Selection
Indie Short Fest – Winner Best Animation Short
Laurél International Film Festival – Winner Best Animated Short Film
Adria Shorts – Winner Best Animation
Sunday Shorts Film Festival – Semi-Finalist Best Animation
Animator, Writer, Producer & Director – Gizmo Beardon
Original Music & Sound Design – Soundsmiths
Composer – Menikmusic