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The Gold Sparrow (2013)

Set in a crumbling black-and-white futuristic metropolis, void of creativity and color, the city is traversed by The Gold Sparrow and her nefarious side kick, The Ring Leader. Together they... See full summary »

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Daniel Stessen

Writer:

Daniel Stessen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joshua Lit Joshua Lit ... The Monk
Noah Lit Noah Lit ... The Fool
Nikia Pheonix Nikia Pheonix ... Gold Sparrow
Sam Raver Sam Raver ... Strongman
The Shark The Shark ... The Cloak Dealer
Daniel Stessen ... Ring Leader
Melissa Stetten ... The Fool's Wife
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Set in a crumbling black-and-white futuristic metropolis, void of creativity and color, the city is traversed by The Gold Sparrow and her nefarious side kick, The Ring Leader. Together they scour the gray-scale streets, stealing the color from anyone daring enough to bring art back into their bleak world. Our heroes, The Strongman, The Fool, and The Monk, perform in the streets as they are hunted. The two sides clash through intense chase scenes and battles for the souls of our artists. Can anyone deny the seductive power of The Gold Sparrow? What will the world be when all color and creativity are lost? Two-dimensional animation over live action create a living graphic novel, a breathtaking and unique action-packed short film. Written by Anonymous

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Artbelly,More Moments See more »
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Stong Characters in a Few Minutes
16 September 2013 | by zabbazabbaSee all my reviews

I had the privilege of watching the Gold Sparrow at the LA Shorts Fest. Not only was the Rotoscope style animation fascinating and beautiful, but the story was intriguing and has haunted me since. Even with no dialogue, the emotions and bounty hunter-type story are executed flawlessly. The film plays as an homage to silent film and steam punk, while evoking bigger questions of the artist's place in society.

Was it a statement that women drain the artistic power from men? Was its message that men are only artists for women? Maybe it's a simple warning against the subjugation of free expression. Perhaps all of these are present to some degree in the film and its mystery is what is continuing to intrigue me.

I want to see more from this animator/director team. I hope they get more people to work with them so they can crank out more films like this faster. (Or the feature version!)


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