directed by Mikhail Saburov

production design by me

an 2020 AFI thesis film, currently in post production

"what if we take a human being and strip them of any emotional life? How queer our daily quirks would seem to them then? Would they be able to operate in our modern society that is highly driven by subconscious and emotional rather than rational? And more importantly, would we as individuals accept “their” way of life, or try to change and ultimately destroy what we don’t understand even if we act out of purest intentions?" - M. Saburov

crash site - escape pod build

concept

frames

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