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A SHADOW OF BLUE by Carlos Lascano

Badge finalist Finalist for The Film Skillet Winter 2012/2013 Animation Contest in Animaton - 3D

There she is: little and fragile, on her blue dress, as blue as her eyes.
It is cloudy, yet she is sitting on a bench at the park, watching the world around: the playground, the trees, the people passing by...
Some butterflies start flitting around her, inviting her to play with them. She picks a glossy paper from her school case and folds it into another butterfly, this one bright and blue, to swing it among its imaginary friends.
Suddenly, a naughty gust of wind seizes her butterfly away, high above, blowing her illusion to the unreachable tree tops.
The sun comes through the foliage, casting the shadows of the world. She sees herself cast on the ground and smiles: her long, long legs would now allow her to catch her butterfly. As going after it, she finds herself having fun on the playground, climbing trees, running across the park... and leading us through different visions of the same reality, blurring the boundaries between the fantastic and the real world..
How determining can reality be, and how can fantasy unleash an unexpected freedom?

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shahid khan over 5 years ago

i love this movie..everything super very nice creative and good concept..all the best carlos lascano team..


D. Inman-Zadeh about 6 years ago

The description of this was a bit of as spoiler; I lost interest in it quickly due to that. I really liked the beginning with the little girl; the attention to detail was great you could see and feel her emotions; the music really helps set the scene. The girls shadow does look older and took some of the innocence away from the portrayal of the little girl. I am glad I kept watching as I really enjoyed the ending. On whole well done.


Riley Bentley about 6 years ago

I think this film is great. The music fits everything perfectly, and the little girl showed great emotions. This film left me questioning why the little girl just sat there and didn't go anywhere. Now, I know why. It was a good plan to keep me wondering. The only thing that I thought was off was that the shadow that was supposed to be the little girl, looked a lot older than she is, and her body proportion was off. Great job on everything else though!