Art of Invisible

Late 70's, California. Martin and his team are hired to conduct a terror attack using their most dangerous weapon : a camera.

  • Romain Thirion
    Director
    Hybrids, animated short film
  • Romain Thirion
    Writer
    Hybrids, animated short film
  • Romain Thirion
    Producer
    Hybrids, animated short film
  • Will Hearle
    Key Cast
    "Martin"
  • Nina Yndis
    Key Cast
    "Jen"
  • Eddie Arnold
    Key Cast
    "Bernard"
  • Caolan McCarthy
    Key Cast
    "Francis"
  • Emal Saifi
    Key Cast
    "Dennis"
  • Alexandre Prod'Homme
    Director of Photography
  • Theodora Chytoudi
    Costume designer
  • Fabio de Maddalena
    Music Composer
  • Larisa Covaciu
    Production Coordinator
  • Nancy Enriquez
    Hair and Makeup
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    thriller, heist, period
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Romain Thirion

After graduating from Mopa, school of Visual Effects and Cinema in the south of France in 2017, Romain moved to London to work as a Director and Conceptual designer for films and commercials. He worked as a designer on projects such as Avengers Infinity War (Marvel, 2018) and Black Mirror (2018, Netflix).
In 2017, he co-directed the animated short film 'HYBRIDS', which won multiple awards including the VES Society Award 2017 (Los Angeles), the Jury Mention prize at the Annecy Animation Festival and the SITGES Best Animat Award (Spain, Oscar qualifying).
In 2019, his love for the craft and history of visual effects got him to direct his first live action short film : ART OF INVISIBLE.

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Director Statement

We forge our deepest opinions based on what we hear, what we read, what we see. For most of us, an image printed on the sensor of the camera has become the most irrefutable proof of authenticity. What happens when someone chooses to rearrange those beams of light, of sound, to change the meaning of an historical event ?
This is a film about the danger of control over appearances. The film's format is an echo of the characters themselves, both misleading its audience via visual manipulation.
Yesterday, the pioneers of visual effects were able to manipulate the feelings of the public by crafting perfectly realistic images.

What about today ?