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Planet Utero

In a far off galaxy a young girl’s escape from a dystopian suburban planet has unforeseen consequences.

  • Faiyaz Jafri
  • Faiyaz Jafri
  • Faiyaz Jafri
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Queens World Film Festival
    March 5, 2013
    North American Premiere
    Best Animation
  • Anifest
    April 26, 2013
  • Chilemonos
    May 8, 2013
  • Anima Mundi
    Rio de Janeiro
    August 2, 2013
  • Fantasia
    July 20, 2013
  • Anim’est
    October 4, 2013
  • Animaldiçoados
    Rio de Janeiro
    September 7, 2013
  • Atlanta Underground FF
    October 1, 2013
  • Bideodromo
    October 22, 2013
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York
    November 1, 2013
  • MASHRome
    June 1, 2014
  • Mumia
    Belo Horizonte
    October 1, 2014
  • Newfilmmakers NY
    New York
    November 27, 2014
  • Festival Bear
    Dresden, Germany
    March 15, 2015
  • Bad Theater Fest
    Brooklyn, USA
    April 18, 2015
    The Feminism Award
  • St Louis International Film Festival
    St. Louis
    November 5, 2015
Director Biography - Faiyaz Jafri

Faiyaz Jafri is an artist and film maker, born and raised in rural Holland of Dutch and Pakistani descent. Jafri’s art explores Jungian archetypes in the modern world. In addition he searches for neo-archetypes* in mass media and global popular culture.

Jafri has always been somewhat of a perfectionist. Realizing that a computer could draw a far straighter line than he ever could, it was only a matter of time before Jafri would start using computers as soon as the technology became more readily available.
In 1987 he began making his first illustrations on a small Apple computer using basic vector imaging software. Cumbersome and limited as these programs may seem now, they where perfect for Jafri’s already pictographic style.
His work evolved from flat line art into a style he calls hyper-unrealism. Innovations in personal computers certainly contributed to this evolution. Despite the vast possibilities offered by modern computers he stays close to his subject, leaving out unnecessary frills and extra’s until he’s left with an image that is unambiguous and almost obscene in it’s blunt power.

His work has an almost clinically engineered feel to it without becoming cold or soulless. It is this contrast between unnatural perfection and the fact that his work conveys a strong emotion that makes his work at times haunting but always strangely human.

Jafri’s work has been exhibited in the form of print, pantings, video installations, animations and life size sculptures all over the world. More on Faiyaz Jafri and his work can be found on his site faiyazjafri.com.

*neo-archetypes are archetypes that don’t take a generation to form, but occur due to accessibility of unlimited data.

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