ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.
The short-film was created entirely by young comic-artist Jesús Orellana with no budget during a single year. Since it’s world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, ROSA has been an official selection at film festivals around the world such as Screamfest, Toronto After Dark, Anima Mundi or Los Angeles Shorts Film Festival. In October ROSA was screened at the opening night of the Sitges International Film Festival, considered the world’s best festival specialized in genre films. Following the succesful festival run, the short film has attracted the attention of the major talent-agencies and Hollywood producers. Currently ROSA is in development to be a live-action motion picture.
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The post-apocalyptic animated sci-fi short from Spanish comic book artist Jesus Orellana is impressing Hollywood.
It’s been a while since a short film has grabbed Hollywood’s attention like Rosa, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi animated short from Spanish comic book artist Jesus Orellana.
The featurette is getting attention from the tech and geek sites, and in the short time it’s been online (less than 24 hours), it has crossed over into the mainstream, hitting even USA Today.
Orellana works in the Spanish comic industry but harbors dreams of directing live action features. So what does he do? He creates an animated short. His logic is simple: live action costs money while animation can be done on the cheap. He taught himself the programs and spent every waking moment designing his movie from his home in Barcelona. And he did it, as he claims, with zero budget.
Here’s the description: Rosa is “an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.”
The short has played at the Seattle International Film Festival, then SITGES, Screamfest, Toronto After Dark, among others. It hit the Web on Thursday.
Orellana, managed by Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers of IAM Entertainment, is fielding interest from all the agencies and several producers, as well as a studio or two, although his goal right now is to turn Rosa into a live-action feature.
. . . inCREDible!!!
I love love LOVE real-life stories like this! This one guy had a really big goal, a beautiful vision, and the talent to pull it off. Seeing as he created ROSA in less than a year, methinks Mr. Comic-Artist Man spent many-a-night at home alone working until he went cross-eyed while “everyone else” was out and about doing other things.
How exciting to invest so much of yourself into a project, and then when you finally put it out “into the world” — you end up getting this kind of response to it. I am so bloody excited for this guy and the adventure he is now bonafide in the midst of . . . :)
. . . i feel so inspired right now . . .
with passion & gratitude — jenbish