A one-man feature animation project. Details about the upcoming feature Away by Gints Zilbalodis.
A sense of personal urgency in the age of communal abandonment characterizes the Latvian director Gints Zilbalodis' work. Born in 1994, he has completed 7 shorts, two of which Priorites and Inaudible brought him to the international festival attention. He now prepares Away, his 75-minute, 3D computer animation feature.
A boy wakes up alone on an island and tries to get back home. He's chased by a dark spirit that's trying to eat him. Along the way he finds a motorcycle and befriends a little bird that can't fly.
"The boiled down idea behind it is the want to connect with people" Zilbalodis tells Zippy Frames. With a funding from State Culture Capital Fund (for general arts projects), the project started 3 years ago, and the trailer reveals the same cinematic eye for grand vistas and personal adventure.
With most of the animation already accomplished, expected a festival and theatrical run for Away is expected in 2019, starting from both Annecy and Animafest Zagreb Festivals. Cinema Management Groups handles international sales for the film.