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Mushirumo - A movie trailer
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Mushirumo - A movie trailer

by charlese09 on 21 May 2022 for Rookie Awards 2022

I wrestled with the concept of a young hero who treads a fine line between reality and his imagination. His is a world of fantasy and real danger that could threaten his whole real world.

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I have had this concept for quite some time to create a humble mushroom hero story...a tale where the hero does not have a dark and tragic past, but one where his present reality of overt tranquility is a ruse that leads him to trust his imagination more than what the world presents as real.  His inner world  becomes more prevalent and reveals itself to those he cares about threatening to destroy everything he loves.  So, this is a movie trailer I made to show the  story as a  proof of concept.

Mushirumo(left), the squat lovable child with an overactive imagination.  Shadowthorn (right), our hero's enemy who challenges and frightens Mushirumo in  his nightmares and daydreams.

This trailer has gone through a few storyboard changes which hopefully kept it tight and fun. Although the concept has been in my mind for years I have only done what you see here in the last two months.  It has been a labor of love for both the animation  process and the realization of a humble little hero.  

I wanted to make a villain that was obviously evil and twisted, and still had the elements of a mushroom.  I came across a mushroom that was dripping with black goo and another that had pointed tentacles.  So, this is what came from it


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