Raindance Film Festival held the world premiere for a short film made by two London College of Communication BA (Hons) Animation graduates last month.
Mario Radev and Chiara Sgatti’s animated film [O] imitates nature in its manner of operation – depicting cycles in a world entirely based on sound frequency and vibration. Bringing the idea to fruition in their third year of study at LCC, Mario and Chiara chose to continue working on [O] after graduating and had their efforts rewarded, by receiving selections at a number of film festivals across the globe. Mario and Chiara both attended the world-renowned festival in September, accompanied by partners, friends, parents and tutors.
Mario explained: “The main inspiration behind [O], for me, was understanding how much humans are neglecting the planet we live on. This is where the research on sound as a free source of energy started. Everything else that followed up was to observe our relationship with plants and animals in a particular region and incorporated social science.”
We caught up with Mario to get the lowdown on their film and the festival…