The Tale of Two Cruel Rulers

In the aftermath of a deadly war, two ruthless rulers fought over their peasants' bones to decide who should rule the kingdom.

  • Anastasia Rykova
  • Anastasia Rykova
  • Riley Wilson
    Voice Actress
  • Jérémy Ben Ammar
    Music Composer
  • Jérémy Ben Ammar
    Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    900 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1920 x 803
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ringling College of Art and Design
  • The Rookies

    United States
    Draft Selection
  • Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

    United States
  • Lonely Wolf

    United Kingdom
  • The Rookies

    United States
    Rookies Finalist

    Best Animation - Finalist
Distribution Information
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Anastasia Rykova

Anastasia Rykova is a visual development artist, illustrator and a filmmaker with an interest in art direction. Coming from a Fine Arts background, she sees animation as a unique form of art with the most powerful tools for self-expression. Art always served as a healing mechanism for Anastasia, and animation is not an exception. Every message and emotion has its perfect storytelling form, and she got into the animation industry with a desire to learn the forms she lacked in Fine Arts.

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Director Statement

“The Tale of Two Cruel Rulers” is a reflection of the deepest shock and grief war can bring. It’s a universal story, an abstract cautionary tale, about men who wage wars but do not suffer the consequences. The main message is: "Nobody wins in wars". The film is made to reflect the tragedy of war and how meaningless and cruel it is.