Thursday, 3 December 2009

Beauty is the Promise of Happiness (2006) By Jon Yeo

Jon Yeo's three year old short film is a visually stunning combination of video, 3D animation and still images. Imagine eighties Britain under the control of a sinister regime attempting to stamp out rogue deities. An assassin is sent out to kill an imaginatively rendered god, and in the process is consumed by it.

The harsh snowy world seems held together by old bits of electrical equipment, and its people have eyes that glow like light bulbs. The deity is the only character with a human face, and its lurid, over-saturated redness makes it seem even more out of place.

The film is a great example of what can be achieved with one actor, £60 and a lot of images. Judging by his website, Yeo is now hard at work creating idents for Sky.

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