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Substereo - Renaissance

Renaissance is an animated music short film and album by Substereo about the last diary entries of Ben. A little robot with a human heart that escapes a dying Earth after a mystery cloud engulfs the planet and all living things. A story that takes us from his last moments on Earth and centuries into the past when he was still human.

Ben was created by the ancients to bring mankind back to the light. Back to the old ways, but was consumed by human greed and violence, and was only barely saved by a mechanical body. A second chance. A chance to discover hope and love.

One day Ben has a dream of the ancients, gathered around on an island in a cave. He sees them create a cloud to absorb all life. Ben knows the island from his previous life and therefore embarks on a mission to find the cave and to find answers. A way to save his loved ones. Little does he know that the fate of humanity has already been written. After the cloud manifests in reality, he sees little choice but to take his ship on to a distant asteroid and hold on to the love in his heart.

  • Chris Angel Walker
  • Chris Angel Walker
  • Rikke Lindquist
  • Robin Schulte
  • Chris Angel Walker
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Love, hope
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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    Denmark, Germany
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Director Biography - Chris Angel Walker

Christopher Angel Walker Gjevnøe is songwriter, producer, visual artist, author, and film director. He is best known as frontman for the band Substereo. Chris was born in Vienna, Austria. His Mother Patricia Barreda is a Mexican/American concert pianist (niece of artist Diego Rivera), and his father Kurt Gjevnøe was a Danish sociologist and author known by the pen name 'Uro Conrado'. Chris grew up in Vienna until the age of 10, when he moved to Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA. At the age of 13 he moved to Queretaro, Mexico with his father, and consequently to Oklahoma City, USA. At the age of 19 he joined the Danish Army where he reached the rank of Captain. He was deployed with The British 7th Armoured Brigade to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and then later to Ethiopia as a United Nations Observer.

in 2013 Chris worked on Substereo's debut album 'Fuel for The Revolution' with American multi-platinum award winning record producer Dito Godwin (No Doubt, Mötley Crüe). After the release of the album Chris directed and produced the music video for Substereo's singles 'Cry Freedom', and 'Rollin' Daisies'. In 2016 he wrote, recorded and produced the band's second album 'Nowhereland', The album was based on a novelette by the same name, which he also wrote and illustrated.

Chris has painted the art work for all Substereo albums (Oil/Acrylic/Water), and has worked on a number of commissioned works. In 2017, Chris was academically trained in music production by Grammy award winning producer Pete Smith (The Police, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker).

Chris has directed and produced music video's for Florea's 'Someday I'll be there' (2017), The Viders 'Never be Sober' (2017), and The Factory's 'The Pressure' (2016).

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