MEDIAWAVE INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2019, CINÉ-JEUNE DE L’AISNE 2019, FILMFEST DRESDEN 2019, SAO PAULO INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Inspiration for the film came to me from the plant Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia). One of its many breeds can be pollinated solely by a very long billed hummingbird. Only this bird is able to reach the core of the blossom and drink the flower’s nectar. It took millions of years of evolution to develop such cooperation between the bird and the plant. I was amazed by this interesting synergy and I played with the idea of imagining what could be the next step in the evolution of hummingbirds.
Martinus Klemet: I’m an animation director and illustrator hailing from Estonia. I studied fine arts and animation at the Estonian Academy of Arts. I have directed animated short films which have been screened at many international film festivals and won national and international awards. For example, “In the Air” (2009) and “Fatcula” (2016) both won “Animation of the Year” award by Cultural Endowment of
Estonia. “In the Air” also won “Best of Fest” at the Melbourne International Animation Festival (2010). Besides my own short films I have directed music videos, commercials, infomercials, commision works for museums and other types of animated content. In addition to that, I have been invited to talk about my work in Estonia, Australia, Kosovo and Mexico.