From the Film Maker
I was inspired by two paintings: Beuckelaer’s ‘Four Elements: Water’, which represents the oceanic element interacting with human nature, and Rubens’s ‘Birth of Venus’, which describes the birth of Aphrodite at sea, a theme that derives from a Greek myth.
‘Bella’s Destiny’ is a live-action animation interacting with a 3D character. The story begins when a young art teacher visits the National Gallery in London along with Bella, a five-year-old girl, and her brother Alex. The boy starts to draw a strange and mysterious sculpture of a mythological ancient god. The sculpture is identical to the plastic toy that he holds and he explains its dark myth. In the next scene we see Alex playing with the toy in his sister’s bedroom, then leaving it behind. That night, as Bella sleeps, the toy comes to life as the ancient god of the museum.