I just absolutely love Colosse – A Wood Tale, a new short film by director Yves Geleyn.
Here’s what he has to say about the film:
“I’m a huge fan of Jim Henson’s work. I have always wanted to work with puppets but never had the chance to do so before. I’m also a huge fan of robots; they were in all my childhood movies, cartoons, and comics. The robot from Paul Grimault’s The King And The Mockingbird; Brad Bird’s Iron Giant; and Goldorak, a Japanese cartoon, were inspirations for me. It was these two passions of puppetry and robots that drove me to create this short film, with a bird in it of course (can’t lose my bad habits).”
The short was produced by stop motion animation shop Hornet, Inc. who have a behind-the-scenes video and a photo gallery from the shoot available on their site. The film’s wooden marionette was built at Hornet with the assistance of Steve Widerman, who along with Billy Barkhurst also performed it.