A surreal and experimental animated short from N9ve

Wed 28 Jan 2015

The Guardian - A surreal and experimental animated short film trailer from jelly’s N9ve Studios.

The inspiration for the short came from a personal interpretation of Franz Kafka’s novel, The Trial. One of Kafka’s best known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor the reader.

N9ve began working on the short back in January 2014, animating in-between commissioned work. The project was a brilliant opportunity to try different things, experiment with ideas and play with animation techniques, from classic animation to 3D.

The entire project was developed at N9ve Studios in Barcelona, with help from BCN sounds Simon Smith and cello player Sasha Agranov, who created the unique sound design and music for the short. The short has just the one narrator, Luis de Velasco, who plays the part of the peasant and the guardian.


Character development from N9ve Studios:


Work in progress shots from N9ve Studios:




Poster designs:

Poster designs by Rafael Mayanai & Leandra Boj


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