Kids Of The Apocalypse 'Better Life' by Ernest Desumbila

Kids Of The Apocalypse 'Better Life' by Ernest Desumbila
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Here is a hugely ambitious but brilliantly realised spectacle of post-apocalyptic fantasy, where animation is weaved seamlessly with live action in a number of impressive set-pieces. 

Stefan Storm - one half of the duo who comprise Kids Of The Apocalypse - tells Noisey that the "alternative universe" in the video, created by him and Barcelona-based director/animator Ernest Desumblia, mirrors our own. Evil corporations have ruined the world, but here, only super-powered kids can bring about a Better Life. 

Storm mentions the likes of Terminator, Akira, Ralph Bakshi and 'the films of Amblin Entertainment' as inspiration. You could also add Fleur & Manu's M83 videos, and Megaforce's classic live action/animation mashup for Is Tropical's The Greeks. Pretty awesome, nonetheless.

Credits

Director
Ernest Desumbila
Producer
Llibert Figueras
Production Company
Sauvage Tv
Executive Producer
Eva Laffitte
Executive Producer
Stefan Storm
Production Manager
Valen Calanche
1st AD
Luis Quilez
Director of Photography
Iñigo Zubicaray
Focus Puller
Marc Piera
Focus Puller
Pablo López
Gaffer
Jose Rabaneda
Art Director
Romain Gautry, Marta Roig, Ernest Desumbila
Art Director
Stefan Storm
Wardrobe
Beatriz Garcia Dominguez
Hair
Isis Rodriguez Lopez
Hair
NÚria DurÀ
Make-up
Vanessa Colon Povedano
Make-up
Carla Casals, Neus Toro Ortiz, Ariadna Blaco Prats
Editor
Lluis Murua
Colourist
Xavi Santolaya
Grading company
Moonlight Barcelona Grading Studio
Post production company
Sauvage Tv
Post Producer
Pau Marine
VFX
Riki Pelishe, Agus Pepper, Frame2frame
Commissioner
Big Life Management
Production Company
IconoclastIconoclast website

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