Hybrids composed of discarded refuse, insect wings, bones, hair and plant particles germinate within the nooks and crannies of rocks, tree hollows and cactus beds. Creeping, crawling and oozing, these organic-synthetic mutants multiply and evolve, luring the viewer deep into an inner sub-cosmos. In this micro-universe the metamorphosis intensifies, until the gaze is released into the innocent daylight again.
Technique: Stoptrick / 2D computer

Animation, 7:32 min, Stereo, 16:9 HDCAM
Direction/Animation/Sound: Nikki Schuster
Music: Billy Roisz
Mix: Sebastian Müller
supported by: innovative Film Austria / Kulturland OÖ
Sales: sixpackfilm, Vienna
© Nikki Schuster, AT/DE/ARG 2013

2013 Diagonale Graz (AT)
2013 Crossing Europe Linz (AT)
2013 Diagonale Graz AT)
2013 Crossing Europe Linz (AT)
2013 Anima Mundi Sao Paulo (BRA)
2013 New Horizons International Film Festival Wrozlaw (PL)
2013 Festival Cartón Buenos Aires (ARG)
2013 Anim` est Bukarest (RO)
2013 Denver Int. Filmfestival (USA)
2013 Interfilm Berlin (DE)
2013 Tallin Black Nights Film Festival/ Animated Dreams (EE)
2013 Animateka Ljubljana (SI)
2013 Krakow – Intern. Film Festival (PL)
2013 Indie Cork (IRL)
2013 ASIFA Austria Animation Festival
2014 Int. Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (DE)
2014 Hong Kong - Intern. Film Festival (CH)
2014 Alucine Toronto (CAN)
2014 MIAF Melbourne (AUT)
2014 Fest Acna (SK)
2014 Tabor Film Festival (HR)
2014 Backup Film Festival Weimar (DE)
2014 PannOpticum, Neusiedl/See - (AT)

Special Mention / Experimental Film
2013 ASIFA Austria Animation Festival (AT)