From the Film Maker
My animation is inspired by van der Neer’s ‘Judith’, in which the heroine has just beheaded the general Holofernes to save her people. In that painting, she looks not only beautiful and brave, but also very calm. I aimed to give my main character a similar personality. In my animation, I wanted to create a magical world in which anything could happen. The high school girl needs to confront her demons on her journey to school. There are many kinds of monsters, such as hedgehogs, wolves and even some evil little rabbits. The animation mixes both 2D Flash and 3D Maya techniques and the style is inspired by traditional video games.
A piece inspired by Eglon Hendrik van der Neer, Judith, about 1678