A wild horse meets a prehistoric boy. A bond of curiosity will grow between them, but old fears, inherited for millennia, will awaken too.
This is the synopsis of our animated short film inspired by the UNESCO World Heritage paleolithic engravings of Vale do Côa (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain), the most important outdoor collection of artistic works of that age.
The project is born from a specific question: What kind of feeling inspired the first artists of our species? We want to show the wildlife engraved in the stones and give the engravings an interpretation, a meaning. We try to get under the skin of a paleolithic child and see through his eyes.
We intend to approach the past through the vestiges to comprehend them. Therefore, a figure of a horse will not only be a design in a stone, but also a living being to empathize with. This figure, which had a great importance for our ancestors, comes back (animated) to inspire us today.
From a creative point of view, we want to offer a new perspective on prehistoric life through a surprising staging. The backgrounds are real and the animations are integrated with the style of the original engravings. This work does not have any dialogs, and the narration depelops through gesture and orchestral music, performed by the Kiev Simphonic Orchestra.