‘Fallen Art’ animated short written and directed by Tomasz ‘Tomek’ Bagiński

“Fallen Art” was created by Platige Image, a Polish visual effects company. It’s a story about generals, soldiers, and a very special project (no spoilers, just watch the video).

Bagiński uses sound to weave this tale, which begins high atop a make-shift wooden tower where we can hear the wind screaming. The ribbit of a frog signals the next step in an on-going cycle. A creative lead character contemplates his project and performs a wild ballet/dance to energetic music.

In an abandoned military base, soldiers are participating to a very special art project. This short film with a very dark humour points out the absurdity of blind obedience to certain orders.

Who is Tomasz ‘Tomek’ Bagiński?

Bagiński is an amazing self-taught artist. He was born in Poland in 1976, attended Warsaw University of Technology and worked hard to develop his talents and become a renowned illustrator, animator, producer and director. His animated short “The Cathedral” received an Oscar nomination. “Fallen Art” went on to win multiple awards from SIGGRAPH to BAFTA.

The film is based on a short story by Jacek Dukaj under the same title. In 2002 “Cathedral” was awarded the main prize at SIGGRAPH festival (“Best Animated Short”). A year later it received an Oscar nomination in the category “Best Animated Short Film”.

Bagiński went on to work on additional animated shorts and extraordinary commercials. He also became well known for the animated intros for “The Witcher” series for CD Projekt and the teaser trailer for “Cyberpunk 2077.”

Francis is an inventor. His invention is supposed to change the world. He forgot about one thing: dreams always cost too much. He is focused only on himself and his work and realizes the gravity of the situation only when it is too late.

Bagiński also co-directed the Netflix series based on “The Witcher” and continues to serve as an executive producer on upcoming games.

Ambition is a collaboration between Platige Image and ESA. Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aidan Gillen and Aisling Franciosi, Ambition was filmed on location in Iceland, and screened on 24 October 2014 during the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi, at the Southbank, London.
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Bagiński also worked on on “Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac,” a feature length movie based on the Japanese Anime series of the same name. In the movie, five young warriors are recited the become knights of an elite cosmic force dedicated to protecting the Greek goddess Athena and the planet Earth.

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