Animated feature film.
The journey of a young man who lives at the foot of a giant and wishes to make his way up until the top of it in order to change the way it walks.
RAONI is a animated feature film project. An adventure movie with script and direction from Pedro Harres, production ofHype.CG and executive production of Gabriel Garcia.
We want to make it through coproduction with medium/small size animation studios from Brazil and worldwide. The project aims not only at box office return, but also branding of several products; e.g. games, action figures, apps and web/TV content. We have the intention to use the same network stablished during coproduction to launch a descentralized and global distribution for the film.
A community with over 10.000 inhabitants lives piled up inside of a mechanical giant that somewhat resembles a favela and is kilometers high. It has a look that combines steampunk engineering, pre-hispanic graphisms and the design of a favela. This is the world of Raoni, a young man that lives with his tribe inside one of the foots of this giant. Revolted, he abandons his dangerous and miserable life on the lower levels to help his companions. On his way towards the top, he discovers a fantastic world, with a complexity never seen before. Each part of the giant stands for an organ of the human body where he meet new enemies and allies. As he rises, his conscience of the structure of this world and his desires to change the way it works/walks becomes the same.
Fiction feature film.
Catarina (70 years) wants to drive her Oldsmobile 1975 to the distant town of Guizos, she is almost blind. Zenon is the cabdriver hired to guide her, from his own vehicle, a few meters ahead.
Taking a 1957 Oldsmobile to the town of Guizos. This is the reason for two lonesome people to depart in an uncommon journey. Catarina abandons her peaceful days at the nursing home where she lives, and decides to drive her car with her own hands through the roads nationwide. Nearly blind, she enlists the help of the cabdriver Zenon to lead the way from his taxi. With a few meters ahead and with his blinkers on, he does what Catarina's tired eyes can no longer do. Two strangers in an umbilical connection, very close and at the same time kept apart by the road that binds them.
Freely inspired by the philosophical paradox known as "Zeno's Arrow", in which all movement is impossible, the film focuses on the simplicity of its proposal: a contemporary fable about the distance between two strangers and the barriers we build up for protection.
A latin road movie about the many kilometers two people need
to travel to overcome a few meters keeping them apart. Every sojourn, meal, ride and road shoulder is another small step closer between these two strangers who find in each other's company something they had thought was gone from their lives. And on the winding roads that take Catarina and Zenon Towards Guizos, the path becomes more important than the destination.
Towards Guizos is the winner of the PRODAV 04 - Labs contest for script & project funding.
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