Malaria from Edson Oda on Vimeo.
Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
February 22, 2013
Every once in a while, you come across a storyteller that really knows how to dazzle you. Last night my fellow geek journo Marc Bernardin shared a link this this video on Twitter with the following description: "I don't know what to call this short film, other than it's a multimedia curio that'll knock your socks off."
He was absolutely right! It's not a animated feature in a traditional sense, and it's not a graphic novel in the technical sense. It IS incredibly clever and compelling.
The filmmaker Edson Oda explains the film and its origin: "MALARIA tells the story of Fabiano, a young Mercenary who is hired to kill Death. This short film combines Origami, Kirigami, Time lapse, nankin illustration, Comic Books and Western Cinema.
My first intention was to submit this project to Django Unchained Emerging Artist Contest. However due to time and crew limitations I submitted the short film "The Writer" to this competition.
(You can watch "The Writer" here vimeo.com/46235261)
6 months later we finally finished Malaria. We hope you enjoy it!"
I sure did Edson!
What did you think, readers?
You can let me know in the comment section below or on Twitter!
ELLIOTT SERRANO IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR AND CHICAGO'S TOP GEEK
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