The main character, the Architect, dreams of achieving immortality through creation of an extraordinary temple filled with light and glory. We follow the birth and materialisation of the idea. But immortality comes at its price and the success becomes a curse. Witnessing his firstborn's glory quickly turning to decay and agony, leads the Architect to posing deep philosophical questions about the responsibility of mankind for the future in front of History. But is it a real death? The cycle of life closes its passage with the Architect's Ideas and soul getting reborn as a beautiful mysterious dancer.

Rebirth is an experimental short film and a wider project by Patryk Kizny where vision, art and technology are merged to create a poetic visual piece that actually impacts the world around by triggering a range of events to preserve a unique abandoned temple where the film is set.

The film combines a variety of techniques ranging from cinematography through timelapse, particle simulations and photogrammetry to an innovative use of laser scanning.

  • Patryk Kizny
  • Daniel Bean
  • Patryk Kizny
  • Irena Lipinska, Shona Kay, Andrew White
    Key Cast
  • Mat Zdziebko
  • Mat Zdziebko
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Experimental, cross-media, VFX, CGI
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
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    Digital, RED
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Director Biography - Patryk Kizny

As a curiosity-driven visual artist Patryk Kizny holds experience in disciplines of filmmaking, astrophotography, photography, design, branding & marketing.

Focused on the film industry Kizny works as a director and cinematographer specialized in experimental techniques. He has been involved in numerous productions across Europe, US and Middle East also providing consulting and training services.

Kizny’s style as a DP builds on a bold vision and attention to detail combined with strong technical skills which manifest in rich camerawork and involving extensive use of specialized techniques such as motion control or non-realtime image capture techniques.

Kizny has gained recognition as one of leaders of motion control timelapse cinematography continuously pushing the boundaries of the medium on artistic, technical and technological level.

Research and experiments in the fields of digital imaging and special techniques are Kizny’s key activities contributing to the mosaic of his professional skills.
Kizny keeps working on art projects which bring audiences interest and demonstrate the possibilities of explored techniques.

Kizny’s professional activities include also leading workshops, trainings and presenting during the events of various industries such as film & VFX, laser scanning, culture or heritage documentation.

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