Taking place in the 22nd century, this short film explores the question of what it’s like to live forever. Starring Alma, an immortal 217 year-old who simply can’t take it anymore, we see what it might feel like to outlive all our loved ones.
Post-Producer Bruce Langfield explains ‘For this project, the brief was to create the aesthetic of “domesticated futurism”, to create the next stage of innovation and embed it into everyday living. In order to do this, our artists took inspiration from the recent sci fi films “Her”, “Blade Runner 2049” and “Ex Machina”.
For the compositing work, we aimed to create the vanity mirror of the future. This mirror was designed to truly bring the ‘vanity’ aspect of its name to life, by allowing the viewer to see themselves as they wish to be rather than as they are – so in Alma’s case thinner, younger and radiant. As this was the opening shot of the film, it was important to create intrigue within the audience to help exaggerate the big reveal of the “reset” moment. We achieved this through exaggerated beauty work and subtle design animation on both Alma and the mirror in order to create a hyper-real look, to truly set the tone of the film.’