Mythika
  • A Magnus Rex Original by Derick Tsai
  • [ OVERVIEW ]
     
    "Mythika" is a fantasy action adventure with the epic beauty and brutal savagery of a Ridley Scott historical epic...but with puppets.
     
    YES. PUPPETS! 
     
    Storytellers have been using shadow puppets to tell epic tales like the "Mahabharata" and the "Ramayana" for centuries. "Mythika" joins that grand tradition but with an injection of modern flair. Think "Kingdom of Heaven" plus Balinese shadow puppets set in Middle Earth!
     
    [ LOOK+FEEL ]
     
    "Mythika" updates the look and feel of Balinese shadow puppet theatre by combining it with the visual language of the 21st century. The ornate detailing and lush textures of the puppets are fused with the bold graphic shapes of modern animation resulting in something that’s timeless yet contemporary. This heightened world is then shot through the lens of the cinema verité style. Hand held cameras, snap zooms and depth of field will all be employed to create a raw visceral feeling that puts the viewer in the middle of the action. The portrayal of the fantastic through the lens of realism will create a singular aesthetic differentiating "Mythika" from the pack.
  • [ STORY BEATS ]
Description
Mythika
Fields
Animation, Art Direction, Creative Direction
Date
2013