A request from me: please put aside 8-ish minutes and make it a priority to see this!
I just saw this short film, made this year, a few days ago and it's the first I've heard of this series of short fantasy fables. I don't know why it isn't everywhere.
It's like visual poetry and is, quite simply, stunning and mesmerizing.
Just look at these screen grabs:
There is no dialogue in this short, only a song and visuals that move like a dream brought to life. The cinematography is amazing. Every frame is beautiful.
Kin is apparently the first of four short films under the banner of "Kin Fables", with the remaining three titled Salvage, Her & the River and Requiem.
Here's a note from GeekTyrant, which is where I first saw it:
Here's an amazingly stunning fantasy film called Kin, which is the first in a series of short fables, called Kin Fables, to be released by Five Knights Productions. The series is described as a musical and visual journey into fable. This one in particular was directed by Seb and Ben McKinnon.I don't really know what else to say except if you don't see this and love fairy tales, you are missing out. Take a look. If you're not hooked after the first minute I'll be very surprised.
There's also an explanation - and a preview - of a graphic novel in the making, to support the short films. Here's an example:
Are you being drawn in? This world is so beautiful. I want more!
I'd love to work with these filmmakers. Their vision seems very solid and complete, while at the same time poetic and allowing a lot of room for people to find their own stories within.
I'm so impressed.
I dearly hope the rest of the films are as beautiful and that there will be a DVD available at some point.
In the meantime, I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for Salvage.