Faith Over Fear Animated Short Film
Faith Over Fear Animated Short Film
Faith over Fear is a classically animated short that acknowledges of the secret battles we fight against our fears everyday.
Faith over Fear is a classically animated short that acknowledges of the secret battles we fight against our fears everyday. Read more
The inspiration behind this film was based on the behind the scenes struggles going on in my life and the people close to me.
Social media and todays culture offers a skewed perception of our realities where we don’t show weakness or vulnerability. It’s our hope that this film evokes and illustrates the will that it takes everyday to overcome our struggles, to face our fears.
Through screen windows we scroll through moments in a series of clicks. We’re familiar through short form.
The virtual self is curated and well crafted to project a high standard. All at once accomplished, artistic, adventurous, and attractive. Online personas are personal life resumes, married to a reticence to share anything that might flaw the carefully sculpted form. Uploaded triumphs and intelligent insights are oddly devoid of burden and struggle. It’s not relevant to be negative, weak or scared.
Beneath this struggle lies fear, the element pushed to the corners and confidently ignored in front of others. People everyday carry on and conceal these burdens with quiet resolve.
The stress of this unbalanced state is monothic and isolating.
This is a silent tidal wave inside us.
Faith over Fear is a project that acknowledges the invisible struggle in all of us and honours the battles we quietly fight everyday. This is personified in our film's main character and his epic journey in facing his fears.
The Faith over Fear Team
Vision / Instigator: Joel Gregorio - Joel is a Creative Director and Principal of Sovereign State, a brand design studio in the heart of Toronto, Canada. An avid believer in sharing and building stories that elevate and move people, Joel's primary efforts in this project are focussed in bulldozing the challenges and keeping the team on point and the story true.
Producer: Kyle Steffler - Kyle Steffler is an freelance producer based in Toronto Ontario. He has produced several films such as In Bloom, Meia Lua and Straight and narrow. www.vimeo.com/kylesteffler
Illustration & Artwork: Nimit Malavia - Nimit Malavia is a freelance illustrator who has produced work for clients in film, television, animation, editorial, print, graphic novels and web.
Clients include Marvel Comics, 20th Century Fox, Shopify The National Post, PEN Canada, Soapbox Design, PSYOP West, Rethink, and more.
His work has also been exhibited in galleries across North America and Europe, including Gallery Nucleus, Spoke Art Gallery, Bold Hype Gallery, Thinkspace Gallery, AQUA Art Fair in Art Basel, LeBasse Projects, London Miles Gallery, and Show & Tell Gallery. http://nimitmalavia.com/
Director & Animator: Jullian Ablaza -Jullian is a director, motion designer and storyteller at Crush in Toronto, Ontario. He found his passion in filmmaking while attending college at Boston University. He fell in love with the ability to connect with people by using film and video. To further expand his skill sets as a storyteller by attending Vancouver Film School’s Digital Design program where he learned to mix storytelling and visual language together. Learning the design process was critical in the development of Jullian’s style and process continues to be a driving force in Jullian’s projects. He loves collaborating with other passionate and excited artists, filmmakers and storytellers to create great projects and to continue to learn and grow in the industry. http://jullianablaza.com
Music Composer: Adam Nathan - Adam Nathan is the founder of Jellyfunk, which is a borderless creative boutique design studio that mostly service the Music, Entertainment and Hospitality industries. With roots that are deep in music, art & design, the mediums are thread to produce original music, holistic design, brand systems & merchandise. Music credit to the Kickstarter goes to him. http://jellyfunk.com/
3D Sculptor: Philip Feder - Philip Feder is an OCAD graduate who is a creative thinker, passionate about design and typography.
Animator: Mihir Malavia - Mihir Malavia is an animator and story artist based in Toronto Ontario. Propelled by his love of film and storytelling, he is a passionate artist who enjoys working on a diverse and wide variety of projects.
20"x 20" Limited edition print on black linen stock with metallic gold ink of the mirror illustration by DC comics "Fables" artist Nimit Malavia
Poster close-ups below
Limited edition Movie Poster print - illustrated by Nimit Malavia - designed by Joel Gregorio
Risks and challenges
This is an independent passion project and we’re working on our spare time outside of our full-time vocations. Once we receive funding from Kickstarter we can enable animators to help us continue the work and expedite the film making process. We’d love to get this film to you sooner than later.
For any classical animated film, creating natural movements can be difficult. To successfully resolve any of these issues we need a constant keen animator eye on the project. We are fortunate enough to have talented and interested animator collaborators who have already given us great feedback. With funding, we will be able to have continued insight and input.
File structure is key to any project. We are aware each animator has his/her own workflow. We have implemented a file structure that will be followed by each animator when being place in our root folder to keep everything clean and organized. Funding would enable us to keep organization and project management on point.
Your funding would also help us ensure that our file sees the light of day for a technical standpoint. Dealing with digital files for long periods of time can always have risks for corruption or data loss. We are very aware of these issues being from the industry and have a 3-step process to help avoid these problems.
1. Files are saved locally and backed up via Dropbox
2. Monthly files will be backed up via Blu-ray and hard drive
3. Once finished files will then be backed up to LTO tape one of the
most reliable backup media available today.
Thank you again. Your support would be greatly appreciated.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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