“Ben had been working on his own sci-fi epic called HUXLEY, the world’s first graphic novel released in the NFT format, and he was looking for ways to take his designs and illustrations into the world of animation.
Motion Capture/Animation: Take One
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Sava Zivkovic: “In late 2019 I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Ben Mauro at Playgrounds Berlin, after years of following and admiring his work online. What followed was a passionate exchange of ideas and a rather obvious shared admiration for all things sci-fi.
Music: Iz Svemira
Sound Design/Audio Production: Marko Zivanovic, Devotion Studios
Voice Talent: Bogdan Milosevic, Aleksandra Pavlovic
Director: Sava Zivkovic
Producer: Sava Zivkovic, Ben Mauro
Designer/AD: Ben Mauro
Lead Character Artist: Antonio Esparza
Character/Asset Artist: Mihailo Radosevic
Character Artist: Sergi Bigorda
Rigging/Additional Modeler: Lucas Salamon
Matte Painting/Environment TD: Steven Cormann
Environments/Animation/Lighting/Compositing: Sava Zivkovic
“Therefore, we decided to embark on this journey of bringing HUXLEY to life, and not just in this short trailer form, but also the upcoming longer format films that are currently in development.”
Serbian director/animator Sava Zivkovic, whose outstanding short film Irradiation is featured in the Best of Stash 2021 collection, teams with concept designer Ben Mauro to bring Mauro’s HUXLEY graphic novel to the screen.
Watch the process film:
“This is where our interests aligned even more so, the desire to craft something unique that would get audiences inspired and excited in similar ways as the original Star Wars or Mad Max have inspired us.
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