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A failed marriage. A watchmaker. Meteorites. Time is uncomfortably relative in this Kerala town, and our hero struggles to make the perfect watch to keep up with the times.

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An animated sci-fi short film set in a small town in Kerala, pulling together very regional elements to showcase a human story.

This is also an attempt to make a short 2D animation using only free open-source softwares (like Blender, Krita, Gimp, G’MIC, Ardour, Pureref, Natron, OcenAudio, ImageMagick, etc), and trying to showcase the advantages they provide, so that more people may try them out and benefit from them.

Different workflows were developed throughout production to come up with a technique to get 2d and 3d working together to get a unique look that serves the purpose of the story.

Film Stills

Film Festival Laurels

News and Media

Asian Movie Pulse
“… takes glee in its low-budget nature, and the joy is contagious. …”

Animation Xpress
“…  it earned its spot to stay in my life for a while longer. …”

The Indian Express
“… although time is running out for the planet, one needs to keep track of the time one has left with. …”

Animacion Para Adultos
” … The aesthetic will especially please those who prefer the experimental or alternative side of animation …”

Money Control
“… I slowly realised how closely it resonated with me …”

Animator’s Guild
“…  a bizarrely endearing film  …”

Cinestaan
“… I did not expect people to watch this movie, so thought that I could experiment as much as I want. …”

Film Shots

Concept Art

Credits

Story, Direction, Animation, Sound Design
Shaheen Sheriff

Produced by
Abida Mohamed Sherief
P V Mohamed Sheriff

Guided by
Sekhar Mukherjee

Voices
Watchmaker, Rooster – Vishnu Chandran
Customer – Kiran Ravindran
Girl – Sunakshi Puri
Sound Fx, Helmet guy – Shaheen Sheriff

Sound Mixing and Mastering
Kushagrah Kalia

Sound recording
Rahul Patel

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