And now for something completely different . . . Paths of Hate.
Focus on fight. The dimension of fighting is irrelevant, as well as the ideology behind it. It does not matter whether two people are involved or millions. What remains are only scars – bloody traces, Paths of Hate.
Paths of Hate is a short tale about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul and have the power to push people into the abyss of blind hate, fury and rage. Falling into that abyss inevitably leads to downright destruction and extinction.
Having made a funny film “The Great Escape” I wanted to create an equally surreal but much more dynamic and serious action film. I wanted to create a short film that would not be yet another subversive anecdote that are in abundance among short animated films. I have always been fascinated with everything that rises up in the air. I could not imagine a topic more exciting than a duel of two fighter planes “Paths of Hate” was to be a poster-like film in its assumption; a short film that does not tell a story, does not analyze but shouts out an uncomplicated slogan that motivates a viewer to reflect for a moment. It was to be a piece of a larger story into which a viewer falls in the middle of the plot. I wanted “Paths of Hate” to be more than yet another show-off of technical capabilities, filled with huge fighting robots or trolls. I decided that an uncomplicated illustration of one of humanity’s fundamental problems: a tendency for pointless hate will be an ideal choice for my “poster” short film.
~Damian Nenow, Director
Note: Sci-Fi Short Friday is a feature to showcase compelling shorts before the kickoff of the movie going weekend. Every week I’ll try to dig up what I think are the coolest science fiction (or fantasy, or horror) short I can find. If you have any recommendations, drop me a message.
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