Computer Animation Film VFX


Price: Auszeichnung - Award of Distinction

Evan Viera (US) / Bit Films


Cyberarts 2012 - International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica 2012

Caldera is an animated short film inspired by individuals struggling with psychotic disorders, and it venerates the brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis. The story follows a young girl, a victim of a similar fate, who goes off her medication and leaves a bleak metropolis to immerse herself in a vibrant oceanic cove. Ultimately, the story is about the young girl’s impossible predicament, where she cannot live in either the fantastical and haunting world of psychosis or in the marginalizing society that mandates her medication. Caldera was invited to be made at Hampshire College in 2009 and was one of the first films to be a part of the Computer Graphics Incubator Program. The film was made during its three-year residence at Hampshire and had its world premiere at SXSW in March of 2012.

Director and Composer: Evan Viera
Written by: Evan Viera & Chris Bishop
Produced by: Evan Viera & Chris Perry
Editor: Chris Perry
Supervising Sound Editor: Owen Granich-Young
Animation Lead: Chris Bishop
Lighting Lead: Daniel Gilbert
Lead Compositors and TDs: Tatiana Soutar, Jake Mazonson, Ian Krebs-Smith and Joshua Marvel