Sweet Short: Jesus Orellana’s ‘Rosa’

Rosa from the short film RosaJesús Orellana is a Spanish comic book artist that spent a year making the entirely computer animated short film Rosa. The film takes place in what is presumably many years in the future after some kind of an apocalypse.

Here’s the description from the Vimeo page:

ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.

The short is pretty beautifully animated.  Check it out.

ROSA from Jesús Orellana on Vimeo.

I do have some issues with the movie.  If I hadn’t read the description, I’m not sure I would be able to tell what the hell is happening in the short film.  I mean, I did and I’m still not really sure what is going on.  Where did the other cyborgs come from?  What exactly is Rosa trying to do?  None of this comes across in the film.  At all.  There could have just been a title card at the beginning that explained some of this.  That way we would at least have some context of the world the story is taking place in.

However, considering Orellana did everything himself and only spent a few hundred dollars to make Rosa, it is a pretty impressive effort.

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