Borja Peña Gorostegui’s film, inspired by the Supercell ‘Clash’ universe, garnered over 100 million views online in the 2 months after its September 12 release.
Take a few minutes to watch Lost & Crowned, a CG animated short film from Spanish writer/director Borja Peña Gorostegui; inspired by Supercell’s CLASH Universe, the film highlights the cinematics, visual effects, and animation of its creative content producing studio, Psyop.
"It has been a true honor working on Lost & Crowned with this team of incredibly talented and passionate artists who poured everything they had into our labor of love,” commented Gorostegui. “Growing up as an older brother, I experienced and learned from the same lessons that Peter and Larry are faced with in the film (except for the dragons and explosions!), and I treasured and even obsessed over some of my favorite childhood adventure films like E.T., The Explorers and Goonies. Hopefully, our little film can inspire our audiences in the same way that the films I watched growing up did for me."
Lost & Crowned was released worldwide on September 12, 2020, garnering over 100 million views across all platforms in the first 2 months online. It had previously finished its qualifying run under the amended Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ (AMPAS) Oscar 2021 COVID-rules, and has qualified for Oscar consideration.
“I'm so grateful for the incredible team who brought our short to life,” noted Psyop producer Amanda Miller. “Their extraordinary level of craft and artistry shines in every frame under Borja’s direction. It’s an honor for us to join the other animations qualifying for consideration, and I’m thrilled our ‘little’ film is now about to find new audiences to love it!”
Gorostegui has worked for some of the top independent studios as designer, lead compositor, 3D animator, CGI generalist, technical supervisor, and project lead, and ultimately a writer and a director. In 2012 he accepted the position of director at Psyop where he has honed his craft as a storyteller while working with high end brands, such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Supercell, Nintendo, Samsung, Frito-Lay, McDonald’s, Red Bull, Chobani, PlayStation And Delta Airlines.