Journey into the belly of the beast
APPETITE is a short film and art project focusing on the theme of hunger. The film presents an absurdist allegory of our reality as the digestive system of a mythical rabbit. The journeys of a simple black and white animated hero through it lead the viewer on a grotesque, humorous trip resonating our own issues of desire and excess.
A cutout animation film, originally planned as 2D animation mixed with live action, as in the teaser. The unusual visual style, its conceptual and experimental approach, make the project perfect for breaking new ground in cinematic VR. The exciting opportunities for personalised experience offered by VR are aligned with the film's exploration of free will in the format of an entertaining and exploratory adventure.
We are looking for like-minded co-producers to realise this ambitious and promising project.
Planned production year: 2018 - 2019
Genre: Animation/ Fantasy / VR
Projected length: 13 min., English
Directed by: Yagama and Ilina Perianova
Written by: Yagama
Produced by: Yagama and Ilina Perianova, Uga Buga Art
APPETITE examines the need for connection that exists in our oversaturated consumerist society. It is based on a painting and poem by Yagama. The project includes the upcoming film by the same name, as well as paintings, photography and installations and was already presented twice at exhibitions Berlin in 2013 and 2016. The APPETITE teaser was shown at Kino Movimento, Cell 63 Gallery and Kraftwerk Mitte in Berlin.
Directed, produced and written by Yagama
Cast: The Queen - Dieter Rita Scholl, The Journalist - Ada Kowalewski, The General - Lenjes Robinson,
The Banker - Tomer Dotan, The Servant - Fan Yun Lo
DoP: Katja Fedulova
Camera Operator: Peter Bromme
Production Design/Art Director: Yagama
Costumes: Odile Hautemulle
Props: Michi Ukawa
Set design and props: Eva Garland
Make up: Lilly Albishausen
Character design and background animation: Yagama
Character animation: Xenia Ort
Background animation (stomach): Michael Schmacke
Sound designer: Jon Dickens
Violin: Biliana Voutchkova
Flugelhorn: Mathieu Pé
Improvisation on "Musique d'ameublement_ No_ 1 Tenture de cabinet prefectural" by Eric Satie
Additional foley: Yagama
Editing and post production (keying): Yagama
Post production, compositing and color correction: Dominik Taylor
Special thanks to: my family, Paolo Polesello, Medien Werkstatt Berlin, Rixpack Hostel Berlin, Theaterhaus Mitte and Christian Sonntag for the making of photos