Sunday, July 12th, 2009
It makes us extremely proud to report that the short film Bohemibot by director Brendan Bellomo has won a Student Oscar! Bohemibot wowed us on the Programming Committee when it was entered and won over the audiences that watched it during our festival this year.
The story is an ambitious sci-fi treat for the senses. A great cyborg harpist, forced to serve as a pilot in the last war on his planet, struggles to overcome a debilitating injury and the loss of his family. His encounter with a young enemy captive reveals that even the din of war can never silence the voice of the heart.
From the official website:
The NYU Tisch School of the Arts Advanced Production was directed under the supervision of Executive Director of Writing Studies Professor Ezra Sacks and Animation Department Director, and Academy Award Winner, Professor John Canemaker.
Over 90 students and 80 professionals from around the world have volunteered for the film’s cast, art direction, cinematography, costumes, makeup, stunts, sound design, music, and visual effects. Bohemibot was filmed with a grant from the Panavision New Filmmakers Program, which provided a F900 CineAlta for principle photography on the 25 minute short. Renegade Effects Group generously provided special props and costumes.
Check out the trailer for it here: