A robot after working for years in a factory and being repaired and replaced bit by bit realizes that he doesn't want to loose his identity and sets out to find his creator.

  • Demeter Lorant
  • Demeter Lorant
  • Gabor Sz. Nagy
  • Nate Goodwyn
    Voice over
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    Animation, Short
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    7 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,200 EUR
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Director Biography - Demeter Lorant

Director, writer, animator Demeter Lorant, born in Hungary, 1982, began his career in 1999 when made his first amateur short horror film called Picnic which was followed by a string of short films. In 2003 he made his first ’professional’ short film called Lag which got the award for best editing at The New York Short Film Festival. Lag was followed by two self financed shorts, the black and white Royal Flush and Urine, both explorations into more abstract horror territory.
In 2005 he started developing a feature film project called Block-66, sadly after two years of pre production the project died and the script was never realised. After that Lorant ventured more into making animations, directed more than 50 music videos mainly for indie bands and he started to develop his skills as a projection mapping artist. In 2010 he founded Full Screen Studio which became one of the leading companies in producing visual content for events and creating projection mapping projects in Hungary.

In 2015 he finally found his way back to making horror related films, the first being Lucky Girl, an exploration into 70’s Explotation Cinema and French New Wave Extremism. His next short was Possessed by Aliens in 2020, a more light hearted, family friendly science fiction short about a boy who has to spend a week with his grandmother, what he doesn’t know is that she is possessed by aliens. The short film was very well received, it was officially selected by more than 40 festivals around the world and received many awards.

2023 SILEO (animated short, 8)
2021 Possessed by Aliens (short film, 13’)
2016 Lucky Girl (short film, 17’)
2012 Nothing (animated short, 10’)
2005 Urine (short film, 12’)
2004 Royal Flush (short film, 15’)
2003 LAG (short film, 7’)

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Director Statement

The world of Sileo is a silent place. The short film aims to make the audience think through painting a dark but hopeful future, where even if humanity is gone, what we’ve left behind still tries to bring us back.