11Shell is a very personal project. For three years my dad had suffered from a rare kind of blood cancer. After witnessing how horrible cancer is for patients as well as everyone around them, I wanted to visualize, through film, this awful disease that has plagued so many individuals and families.
He passed away on the 7th of January, 6 months after the film was completed.
If you would like to learn more about the film, Motionographer published a Making of Article here:
Making “Shell,” a disturbing personification of cancer [NSFW]
The film consists of 50 full CG shots and besides the Character Modeling, as well the Animation of five shots, I created all the Assets, Texturing, Character Texturing, Rigging, Animation, LookDev, Lighting and Compositing.
Thanks to The Haxan Cloak and Tri Angle Records for giving me permission to use the music.
Inspired by the artwork of Zdzisław Beksiński.
Written and directed by Daniel Ahrens.