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SSFF & ASIA 2017 to Present Takashi Nakamura's 1st 3DCG Short "Ylion and Callysia"

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Coming in June, in the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017 event to be held in Tokyo and Yokohama, amongst the variety of films and talents to be showcased, animation director Takashi Nakamura will be having his first full 3DCG work screened 3 days of the event.

The Short Short Films Festival & Asia 2017 (SSFF & ASIA) is a qualifying film festival for the annual Academy Awards® and is one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals. Nearly 9,000 films from over 100 countries and regions around the world get a chance to have a running in the festival but out of this large number only the top tier works and talents are chosen with 250 titles being the general number for selection.

The festival will begin on June 1 and will run until June 25. In the span of these days, Nakamura’s work will be having the following schedule:

June 4 (11:20-13:10) – Omotesando Hills Space O in Tokyo
(with Takashi Namamura, sub director Mitsunori Murata, CG Director Hiroyuki Yosida)

June 14 (20:00-21:50) – Brillia Short Shorts Theater in Yokohama (with sub director Mitsunori Murata, CG Director Hiroyuki Yosida) June 23 (20:00-21:50) – Brillia Short Shorts Theater in Yokohama (with sub director Mitsunori Murata, CG Director Hiroyuki Yosida, soundtrack composer Chad Cannon)

Takashi Nakamura is an internationally acclaimed animator/director, but is also known to haveworked as a character designer, storyboard artist, screenplay composer, and script writer for other works. By far the most popular anime that he worked on is the key animation for the Studio Ghibli film hit “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.”

More than directing his work, Nakamura also worked on the screenplay, designs and storyboard. Working alongside him on the anime production was Shirogumi. Taking on as the CG Director of the production was Hiroyuki Yoshida.

For the work itself it tells the story of two very close siblings named Calysia and Ylionand and the struggles of their life al centered in the search for a unicorn. Their tale of struggle began the say that their father in his bid to capture a unicorn, kidnapped Calsyia, resulting in the two siblings being separated for ten years.

Following these years of separation, Ylionand trained to become a warrior and with a sword that was made from a unicorn’s horn, has set out for the hanging garden where the unicorns are said to live.

Source: Crunchyroll News

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