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Down Escalation

Shunsaku Hayashi
Japan, 2018, 7 min.


AIFF Award Winner:
Jury Award for Creative Achievement

Falling down, it feels ecdysone is filling up its body. Delving into the deeper layers of itself, the flesh is melted down in the shell until the form is no longer.

Director's Statement

Shunsaku Hayashi (b.1992) is a Japanese artist/filmmaker explores the intersection of experimental film, animation and painting. He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths University of London as a trainee under the Japan Cultural Ministry Abroad Research Fellowship for up-and-coming artists from 2012 to 2015. His recent animated short "Interstitial (2017)" won the Grand Jury Prize for Animation Short at 22nd Slamdance Film Festival. "Railment (2017)" received the Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film at 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Category: Animation.
Themes: Arts, Architecture, World Cinema.

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