Behind the Scenes BA graduation project »Rocket Roaches«

Behind the Scenes BA graduation project at the ifs internationale filmschule köln
Germany 2018 | 3.08 min. | graduation project

»Rocket Roaches« (formerly »A Small Step«) is the final project of VFX student Mick Mahler at ifs. The short film, a combination of real shooting and digital animation, takes place in a dystopian world in which mankind is only in virtual space and ignores its real environment. The cockroach population has used this lack of attention to develop magnificently in the midst of people who are lost in sleep. In the meantime one is already approximately on the technical state, which mankind had in the 60’s, and it is the urgent desire for a journey to the moon developed. During the construction of the moon rocket, the creepy engineering team wakes up one of the VR sleepers. The intercultural encounter does not remain without consequences…