Screened as part of NZIFF 2021
In the world of animation, anything is possible – the rules that bind theatre, literature or even live action film just don’t apply. If you can imagine it, you can create it.
This creates infinite possibilities for stories that can’t be told in any other form. It also helps that the audience for animation is usually up for the challenge.
Into the Light parades an eclectic group of charming animated films with a unique glaze, each telling its own inspiring and affecting story, often finding that glimmer of light in the most unexpected places. — MT
A young soldier trying to escape the horrors of war finds an abandoned house. Within its walls, light shines on what might have been.
Bartholomew Whisper’s doctors are keen on experimental surgery, but the growing hole in his head is becoming quite beautiful…
A sensual world of statistics where pie charts melt, arrow diagrams twist and stock market curves merge with bar graphs for a collective climax.
After a family separation, a young woman failed to provide the emotional support her mother needed. The woman relives this pivotal moment, wishing she could go back and say the things left unsaid.
A forest, a fractured couple and an angel that may be able to lead their way meet at an opportune moment, when all choices seem possible.
While smoking on a balcony, Citizen Stork is struck by a moment of clarity: in which he realises that he is a not a person but, rather, a bird.
Good and evil, utopia and dystopia; narrative and post-narrative universes collide in a mortal battle to entertain the audience.
Channelling stylings of sci-fi comics, op art and anime, a nameless character roams through a dreamlogic journey in search of an elusive piano.