A masters graduation project, originally shown in an art installation on two separate screens.
Isaiah is about the Christian version of the Welsh Mari Lwyd and her connection to Virgin Mary.
​A story of two mothers dealing with loss and opportunities for salvation.

  • Imke Reintjens
  • Imke Reintjens
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    religion, mythology
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 18, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Luca School of Arts, C-mine Genk
Director Biography - Imke Reintjens

Imke Reintjens is a freshly graduated animator and aspiring director.
Originally born in the Netherlands but studied animated film in Belgium.

Imke finds inspiration in the natural world, our connection to the world around us and between living beings, and hopes to keep exploring the human condition through film.

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Director Statement

I was inspired by the pagan tradition of the Mari Lwyd from Wales.
While researching I found a connection to the christian Virgin Mary and the film took a life of its own.
It stopped being about a mythical horse and became a representation of duality.
Two ways of grieving, two sides of faith, barely surviving paganism versus ever encroaching christianity.

This is why I decided to give both characters their own narrative and created a video installation of two films projected side by side.

The film can be projected on one screen, displayed as a video installation or possibly even turned into a VR installation.