Homunkulus. Born to die.

Homunculus. Born To Die.
In the Middle Ages the practice of creating homunculi – artificially produced human beings – was quite popular with alchemists. I got interested in what the creature, which was born as a result of such an experiment, feels. Fear, anger, despair – what exactly occupied the newly born monster’s mind? Which instincts did IT have? The animated short film I've made follows the story of a creature which while having been born with external imperfections still longed for virtue, art, and dancing. Nevertheless, its creators did not care for the makings of its inner world. They purely cared about its appearance, as they were seeking the blueprint of an ideal human being.

  • Danyil Pinko
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Trash, Horror, Mystic, Surrealism, Dramatic
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 18, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Ukraine
  • Country of Filming:
    Ukraine
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Danyil Pinko

I’m 17 years old. Though I have never studied at an art school, but I have been drawing all my life. Once, I just started drawing short-length animated cartoons, shooting videos on my smartphone and recording sound for them. It has become my greatest delight. Therefore, I started studying at a local children's photo and video arts studio called Alfa in the Ukrainian town of Poltava. I live in Kyiv now and attend classes at animation studio called Chervona Sobaka ("The Red Dog"). I'm eager to study animation in university and want it to become my future occupation.

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Director Statement

I enjoy making the things I imagine a reality. Harmoniously merging works of music, cartoons, character movement, fascinating plot lines and pizzazz makes me feel ecstatic. I believe the animator's main goal is not to leave his/her viewers indifferent.