BACK IN 2006...
Stanislaw Lem is one of the best science fiction writers of the world.
We loved his work and we decided to adapt one of his tales to an animated short movie from his vast tale collection STAR DIARIES, a mixture of comedy, fantasy and space opera! We chose STAR DIARIES: 7th VOYAGE, a story starred by Lem's famous cosmonaut, Ijon Tichy, who decides to copy himself using a series of cosmic wormholes to find a hand to fix his own ship... with catastrophic consequences.
We sent Mr. Lem the designs, concepts and script for the movie. And he loved them. He approved the adaptation and gave us the rights, but sadly passed away a couple of weeks later.
The sad event devastated us, but after 3 years, we decided to finish the short film as a homage to Lem's unique genious and vast talent. So in 2011 we started again, and slowly, slowly...
We are an animation studio in Spain, and we work on commercials for a living, so... we have to work in free times. Nights, weekends... and we work in the old-fashioned Disney way: paper, pencil, line test... with the backgrounds made in CGI to move our camera freely.
We've finished a 50% of the short. But now the work has stopped due to lack of funds. The Lem Family has given us an extra lapse of time for the production, so we have a deadline: to finish the short film in no more than 5 months.
Part of the animation is finished. The backgrounds are practically done too. We need an extra effort in nights, weekends, and all the freetime we have to make real this little story of sci-fi comedy written by one of the best writers of the planet!
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Your name as contributor will travel the world with our short film.
We'll try to applicate to the Oscars and dozens of international film festivals. You'll be proud of being part of this adventure!
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Hey, out there people from Planet Earth and Outer Planets, Ijon Tichy needs you!
Being in space mission in a remote part of the galaxy, the engine of the ship of the famous astronaut Ijon Tichy breaks. Ijon is alone in the middle of nowhere and needs help. And he will find it unexpectedly. The problem is that sometimes it's better to be alone than in bad company ...
The Author: Stanislaw Lem