GILGAMESH
or
THE PLANT OF YOUTH
This is a short animated film based on The Epic Of Gilgamesh. I made it as my graduation film for the course MA Character Animation at Central Saint Martins college of arts.
The original story is the oldest written story known to us, it dates back to third millennium BC, when Sumerians were developing the first urban civilisation in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). It tells the story of a half king, half god, who eventually sets off on his heroic journey in search of immortality or as it has been interpreted The Meaning of Life. It is not exaggerated to say it is the origin of all the heroes and superheros who would come along centuries after, following the same pattern, reminding us that what we care the most about has not changed since the dawn of history.
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