Featured Short: The Origin of Creatures [Video]

This futuristic, post-apocalyptic retelling of the Tower of Babel has a bit of a twist. And that twist is a little… unsettling. The film’s creator, Floris Kaayk, describes it thusly:

Among the remains of a devastated city lives that what is left of humanity. Human bodies are divided into separated parts of the body and are fused to special beings. Together, these creatures form a colony, they can only survive when collaborating. In the rubble of destroyed buildings they are trying to build a nest as large and as high as possible, so that the colony’s queen gets enough sunlight to reproduce, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.

It’s bizarre and a lot creepy, but also gorgeously rendered. It was worth 12 minutes of my life, and I’ll argue that it’s worth it for you, too.

[floriskaayk on Vimeo, via Kuriositas]