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AWARD: 2020 - BEST FEATURE ANIMATION AWARD at CEE ANIMATION FORUM.

Pitching and Development Platforms :

2021 - CARTOON MOVIE 

2021 - ScreenTelling Lab

2020 - CEE ANIMATION 

 

Video Pitch:

https://vimeo.com/517481241/7cb5b65677 

 

ANIMATIONS TESTS: 

1) vimeo.com/515886652/49dc1fa61a 

2) https://vimeo.com/manage/451437729/general 


Based on a Georgian bestseller novel "IGI" by Jemal Karchkhadze

Director, writer, designer: Natia Nikolashvili

Nationality: Georgian

Genre: Drama

Audience: 7+

Format: 2D

 

Length: 75 min


STORY:

Primitive, bent over tribe lives in the high mountain. IGI is a young hunter, first one who straightens up, but bends back for the sake of the young and new Chief Kaas, his stepbrother. Even thought bending back brings a severe pain. New Chief, with his lack of experience eventually brings the tribe to starvation. After a long journey Igi finds courage to straighten up again. He is the first who discovers new perspectives and new ways to feel emotions, love, expressing it in beautiful words and paintings. Finding the true self, Igi also becomes a “true Chief” of the tribe. While Kaas becomes the first Dictator and sends Igi to the death sentence.

 

Director's statement

This story may seem distanant and old, but for me it is much more relevant fo nowadays than any modern story. As deeper I go in this subject as more I am assured that nothing really changed, still, we worry about food, clothes and a house to live, in case we are rich just eating better food, buying much more clothes and living in a bigger house. As a human we didn't really evolved, our needs seem really the same and still when there is someone who stands up, discovers the world with the different angle, opening a different way of being human, it seems just as easy to throw him in the dust or kill, as than.

 

There is a huge amount of information, discoveries and places when we talk about prehistoric time, I could only touch a little bit of it, but what I understand, is that no one really knows exactly how did everything looked like, which gives a plenty room for imagination. What I know for sure is that nothing must be the same as today, it's a big challenge to create environment weird and believable. 

 

Natia Nikolashvili