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Aningaaq (2013)

November 21, 2013 0 drama, sci-fi

Directed by Jonas Cuaron

Aningaaq is a short film directed by Jonas Cuaron, son of Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron (father and son co-wrote the Gravity screenplay). Filmed on a budget of $100,000, Aningaaq is set in a Greenland fjord.

Aningaaq was originally intended as a spinoff and extra for the Blu-ray DVD of Gravity. It shows us the other end of a radio communication from a scene in Gravity – Sandra Bullock’s character Doctor Ryan Stone calling for help from her stricken capsule in space. However, the film is thriving in its own right, has done very well on the short film festival circuit and may soon be up for an Oscar nomination.

Leading actor Sandra Bullock described Aningaaq as an “absolutely beautiful piece of loneliness. … I get goose bumps thinking about it.”

Logorama (2009)

November 1, 2013 0 animation

Created by French animation collective H5 (François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain) Logorama screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2009, the Sundance Film Festival 2010.

Slickly produced and very well animated, this lively, explosive and colourful short film shows us a world consisting entirely of the brands which surround us in daily life. It’s hard to say exactly who all the good and bad guys are – but there are certainly some stand-out villains in this piece. We only wonder how H5 didn’t get sued for this!