Miguel Ortega & Tran Ma
«The Ningyo: Episode One» (2017)
A 1911 Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals. Told through the world of cryptozoology.
Professor Marlowe finds a piece of a map pointing to the place where the Ningyo, a mythical Japanese creature, could be found. The legend claims whomever consumes its flesh will attain remarkable longevity. He presents the project to his peers, who mock and dismiss him as a fraud. He decides to risk everything and go after the Ningyo on his own in hopes to bring to light what could be one of the greatest contributions to science. What he could not anticipate is that, in his search, he is confronted with a choice that puts the very foundations of his morality to the test. The Majority of this film was shot in our living room.
Watch the making of HERE: vimeo.com/244621174
As seen on VICE: creators.vice.com/en_us/article/vb4ned/ningyo-vfx-artist-couple-diy-fantasy-film
Created by: Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma
Directed by: Miguel Ortega
Production Design: Tran Ma
Representation: CAA Management: Traverse Media
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