Ascending to Eclipse

Leen and Kenai are two orphans chosen by the Gods to serve as guardians of the sky. Leen reigns under the sunshine and Kenai under the moonlight. Despite their abound life, they are kept apart by their powers. Mortals adore Leen but, this love is devastated by jealousy. And the fate of the two guardians is sealed for all eternity.

  • Patrícia Cristiane
  • Patrícia Cristiane
  • Ana Macedo
  • Lia Bork
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Despertar do Eclipse
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - PUCRS - Pontifícia Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Penitente Film Festival
    October 30, 2021
Director Biography - Patrícia Cristiane

Patrícia Cristiane is an Audiovisual Production student at PUCRS, a sound recordist, a director, and an animator in the making.

Patrícia started the undergraduate aiming to become a cinematographer but dived into audio. Acting as a sound recordist and sound editor in different short films such as Entre Silêncios (2019) awarded at the 8th Festicine 2020 for Best Young Actress and Best Sound, Val - Viver, Sonhar e Cantar (2019) featured at Intercom 2020 and, Muros (2020) selected by ICEM's notice 70 Perspective over Human Rights.

While still undergraduates, directed and animated two stop-motion short films. Both projects were made of paper and light, exploring the imagination of children and youth: Ascending to Eclipse (2021) and Where Hearts are Made (2021).


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Director Statement

The flame of Heroes lives in mortal souls, whispering to our ears the will to keep moving.

Before, these celestial beings were engraved on walls, printed in lines, and clothing in ink.

Then they wield sabers and unlimited powers.

They live in our daily lives, inspiring against uncertainties, offering laughter and tears, and at every sunset, we adore them like Gods.

Still, we're incapable of telling why.

It's a feeling that flows by nature age after age and, at some time, the Eastern wind whispers: "Where did they come from?".

Could it be that we, mere mortals, were veiled by their bravery and mistakenly granted them the skies?

Could it be that Heroes, from so many unimaginable downings and lands, are just a reflection of a mortal whose identity was lost yet, his acts retold through the ages?

Their flame lives within all mortals.

However, the moment we accept that the love we cherish will shatter through our fingers, it is when we awaken it.

Letting the ones we love go requires such bravery, even the heavens can't possess.

That's the Ascending to Eclipse.