Abiosis

  • Logan Himango
    Director
  • Logan Himango
    Animation
  • Max Duggan
    Music
    The Investigator, Mini Metro, A Short Hike, Outer Wilds
  • Limes & Cherries (Ben Bavonese)
    Sound Design
  • Rashaad Bacchus
    Sound Design
  • Alex Romo
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Non-narrative, Animation, Motion Graphics
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - DePaul University
  • ANMTN! Animation Awards

    January 19, 2022
    Best Experimental
  • Premiere Film Festival 2021
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    June 4, 2021
    World Premiere
    Nominated for Best Animated Film & Best Sound Design
  • 3-Minute Film Festival
    Santa Barbara, CA
    United States
    July 27, 2021
    California Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • Minnesota Electronic Theater 2021
    Minneapolis, MN
    United States
    December 2, 2021
    Student Runner Up
  • Elgin Short Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    September 18, 2021
    "Next In" Finalist
  • Overmountain Animation Festival
    Johnson City, Tennessee
    August 12, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Animation Festival
    Burbank, California
    United States
    Finalist
  • Animation Volda 2021
    Volda, Norway
    Norway
    September 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Mobile Animation Film Festival
    Mobile, AL
    United States
    October 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Great Lakes International Film Festival
    Erie, PA
    United States
    September 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Palm Springs Animation Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
    March 24, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Logan Himango

Logan Himango is an alumnus of DePaul University's animation program (2017-2021). Logan also directed and animated The Investigator, which won Best Animation at Premiere Film Festival 2019.

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Director Statement

Imagine back to your first ancestors. Infinitely great grandparents, so old and small, that you wouldn’t recognize them as family. They wouldn’t even be human. How did the first life on earth look? How did it act? What (Who?) was the first collection of matter to begin self-replicating? How do we even begin to define life’s origin?

As of today, we understand extremely little about the natural process by which life arose from non-living matter. Abiosis is an imaginative glimpse into this process, but also a demonstration of the viewer’s human flaws. Watching Abiosis is being six years old, watching a leaf fall into a stream and seeing where the current takes it. The leaf is just a dead thing being carried by wind and water, but we project our own thoughts and feelings. We turn the leaf’s journey into a story of adventure, triumph, and life.

Despite the journeys of these little creatures, they’re really just simple machines with no observable free will. They’re not sentient in the way we recognize sentience, so they’re not really alive. Motion creates the illusion of life.