Jorn Leeuwerink’s brief movie Pig, Varken in its native Dutch, is offered on-line now after screening in competitors at dozens of festivals around the globe over the previous yr.
I first noticed Pig once I was on the jury finally yr’s Bizarre Market in Valencia, Spain. The opposite judges and I picked the brief as the highest European brief in competitors there, and after seeing the movie once more at the moment, I stand by that call.
Pig is a well-crafted allegory in regards to the risks of over-consumption, however by no means feels preachy or heavy-handed. Within the movie, an more and more fashionable animal society powers its abundance of electrical gadgets from a wire plugged into the nostril of 1 large pig. Up thus far, the brief could possibly be a foolish movie to make youngsters giggle, the gags definitely land.
Because the animals blissfully motor their means by means of life although, indications pop up that their energy supply is working skinny. Unwilling to simply accept the reality of the scenario, society is unprepared and begins to crumble after the ability runs out and issues shortly get determined, and violent.
The movie’s 2nd storybook-like anthropomorphic animal drawings are enjoyable and humorous. Their facial expressions are particularly spectacular and needed, as there is no such thing as a dialogue within the eight-minute brief. That’s not an issue although, as Leeuwerink has nice comedic timing and the movie’s pacing feels spot-on.
Leeuwerink and his workforce used TVPaint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe Animate to animate the movie. The backgrounds had been drawn and painted on paper by artist Janneke Ipenburg.
Route, animation, script, designs, layouts: Jorn Leeuwerink
Manufacturing: Tünde Vollenbroek
Background artwork: Janneke Ipenburg
Music: Job Chajes, Bram Meindersma
Musicians: Alto saxophone: Job Chajes
Flute: Adeline Salles
Trumpet: Gijs Levelt
Bassoon: Birgit Strahl
Tuba and trombone: Frans Cornelissen
Vibraphone: Arjan Jongsma
Guitar: Frank Jonas
Double bass: Felix Hildenbrand
Sound design: Bram Meindersma
Re-recording mixer: Jaim Sahuleka
Story advisor: Sam Peeters
Enhancing: Jorn Leeuwerink, Dario van Vree
Colouring: Mackenzie Fincham, Ming Stotijn