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Apples - Thunder&Co.

Nociceptors are the sensory neurons which allow us to feel pain. They’re the ones responsible for letting us experience hurt.

Apples is the chosen single from Nociceptor. Giving you a false notion of optimism through the lively drums, flowing synths and the “drunk” encouraging crowd of friends on the chorus, Apples is a song about the empty phases of life, when you drink and get high for no reason.

That´s what the video portraits, the dazzling and gibberish symbology and imagery convey the state of mind while the intentional use of 3D reveals the naked truth about that altered state – a sense of void and displacement.  

The nonsense that sometimes makes us wake up the next day feeling ashamed of ourselves.

    3D Animation
    Art Direction
  • Sebastião Teixeira
  • Rodrigo Gomes
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Art, Drama, Life, Reality, Video Art
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2015
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    0 USD
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  • CURTAS Vila do Conde Film Festival
    Vila do Conde, Portugal
    July 9, 2015
  • Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    October 11, 2015
    American Premiere
  • The Monthly Film Festival
    September 18, 2015
  • London Short Film Festival
    January 8, 2016
    UK Premiere
  • Dub Web Fest
    November 20, 2015
    Ireland Premiere
  • Locomoción Festival de Animación
    Ciudad de México, Mexico
    November 5, 2015
  • U.F.O. Kurzfilmfestival
    Leipzig, Germany
    January 16, 2016
  • Digitalmation Awards
    United States
    November 21, 2015
Director Biography - AQUELESIMÕES

Samuel Simões Aka Aquelesimões is a multidisciplinary designer and art director. For the last 10 years he has been working brands such as Coca-Cola, Delta and EDP. His work has won numerous awards such as CCP (Portugal's Creative Club) and Meios e Publicidade.

Samuel has also been collaborating with music projects - from cover art to video direction - creating visual concepts that are as much insightful as provocative.

Currently working and living in Lisbon with a cat named Banana.

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