Short Film about Life, Acceptance and the Quest for Knowledge
What is right living? Some say it is acceptance, living in the moment and letting go. Some say it responsibility, at work, at home, in health and in love. And yet more live for knowledge.
Inspiring quotes about life from the film: “When I was just a little girl I asked my father what it felt like to be dead. He said, “Do not question. Go play outside instead.” (and the second inspiring quote about life) “Back where I started, I turned to the glare. It was open and endless. It was mine if I dared.”
We all have different ideas of what right living should be, and this dark adult fairytale from Daniella Koffler address two: the pursuit of knowledge and submission to life.
There is some wonderful artistry at play in the production of this short film. The 2D plane and 3D cutouts have been created using Maya and After Effects, but without doubt the most striking element of the art is the use of real eyes. It’s a very intelligent choice which serves to lock the viewer’s mind on the theme of perspective. Daniella Koffler seems to say, “The outside world is but material, and it is only perspective itself, that central energy and central being which bring our worlds to life.”
This sense of perspective and the idea that we all get to choose our primary mode of being will laster with the viewer long after the film is finished. It’s inspiring of contemplation yet has the wisdom not to overstep its mark, probing questions, leaving answers well alone.