Official Annecy 2017 selection and SXSW winner produced by Nexus Studios juxtaposes intricate pencil drawings by Manshen Lo with simple, geometric characters.
Director Nicolas Menard’s short film, Wednesday with Goddard, has been released online.
Produced at Nexus Studios, the film tells the story of Eugene, who goes on a personal quest for spiritual enlightenment that leads to romance and despair. It juxtaposes intricate pencil drawings by Manshen Lo with simple, geometric characters.
A blend of 2D and 3D animation, Wednesday with Goddard won the animated shorts category at last week’s SXSW Film awards held in Austin and is also one of only 87 films on the official selection list for the 2017 Annecy Festival, selected out of more than 2,800 films received from 95 countries.
The most technically challenging moment in the film is when God’s flower unfolds. It took 21 fully rendered pencil drawings to create the animation: