Monolith

A photographer is traveling in the wilderness when his partner is abducted by an unknown ethnic group. While wandering aimlessly in the wilderness to save her, he sees a towering monolith. The man walks forward with two conflicting feelings: he wants to rescue his partner, and he wants to capture the beautiful scenery in front of him as a photograph. Then a mysterious old woman with an eerie smile appears in front of the wounded man…

  • Sota Fukushima
    Director
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  • Sota Fukushima
    Writer
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  • Sota Fukushima
    Producer
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  • HOSOYA
    Painting Assistants
  • tayā
    Painting Assistants
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    モノリス
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 JPY
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tama Art University
  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2022 U-25 Project
    Shibuya
    June 10, 2023
    Asia premiere
    Official Selection
  • YUBARI International Fantastic Film Festival 2023 International Animation Competition
    Yubari
    Japan
    July 1, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sota Fukushima

He was born in 2001. Filmmaker, animator, and illustrator. He is based in Tokyo. Currently enrolled in the Department of Graphic Design at Tama Art University. He also works under the name "fusso". He usually creates animation and illustrations using digital techniques. He creates works that evoke a sense of exoticism and nostalgia with his unique color schemes and settings that uniquely interpret folklore and indigenous culture.

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