Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Little Lights: MMFF Animation Category Finalist

I stumbled upon Little Lights, a finalist for MMFF animation category. It is a story about a firefly named Charlie, born with a lack of light, and his journey in finding his place in the firefly community. Created with a showcase of unique visual and musical artistry, this movie illustrates how Charlie was able to fight his fear of darkness and keep a strong mind despite his physical limitations. The movie aims to serve as an inspiration for us to discover our own lights and to overcome our fears to share it.

Here are some illustrations from the movie. I personally find them all whimsical and tastefully done.


Here is a short excerpt from their site.
Manila, Philippines – “Little Lights” is a story about being born with a lack of light. More importantly, it shows what happens when we, as individuals and as a community, discover what it means to be empowered by our differences and similarities.
A physically weak but strong-minded firefly named Charlie is forced to face his fears. Charlie struggles, not only to overcome his fear of darkness, but also to find his place in his discord-riddled firefly community. But, in spite of his own weaknesses and the indifference of his fellow fireflies, Charlie sets out to become stronger, eventually leading his loved ones to safety when danger arises.
Told using a combination of unique visual and musical artistry, Little Lights aims to inspire others to find their own light and to not be afraid to share it.
Little Lights is a passion project that started with two artists, Rivelle Mallari and Regie Espiritu, who envisioned telling a story by combining the art of animation and a musical scoring.
Now, the Animation film is made available again to be seen in selected theatre this December.    
About the Director

Rivelle Mallari, an arts and animated film enthusiast, is a graduate of University of the Philippines Diliman. She earned the Magna Cum Laude title in Bachelor in Arts in Film and Audio Visual Communication.

Behind the scenes art overload


About the MMDA New Wave Section 

MMDA Chairman, Mr. Emerson Carlos, supports the MMFF’s New Wave Section and believes that this serves as a medium and cradle for the creativity and talents of today's promising filmmakers.
Now on its third year, the Animation Category of the MMFF New Wave is continuous in its support of the thriving art of animated filmmaking in the Philippine film industry. Its objective is to cater and recognize the country's pool of talents in producing animated works that reflect not only the technical prowess of artist, but also their creativity in telling stories through visual narratives.
MMFF New Wave 2015 dates:
December 17 to 24
SM Megamall, Glorietta 4, Robinsons Place Manila

See detailed schedule below

Buy your tickets now!
Please contact Pat Patricia Cabredo - 09272222697 

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