“The Guardian” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring an Interpretation of Franz Kafka’s “Before The Law” Parable from his Book “The Trial” Directed By Alessandro Novelli.
Animated, Illustrated and Directed by: Alessandro Novelli
Original Music by: Simon Smith and Sasha Agranov
Produced by: N9ve
Animation by: Alessandro Novelli, Victor Perez and Andrea Gendusa
Illustration and Design by: Alessandro Novelli, Karolina Pospischil and Andrea Gendusa
3D Animation and Effects by: Victor Perez – Character Animator, 3D Modeling
Alessandro Novelli – 3D modeling, 3D animation
Gabriele Maiocco – 3D heads modeling and Zbrush artist
Andrea Gendusa – 3D modeling, 3D animation
Voice Over by: Luis De Velasco
Musicians: Sasha Agranov
Music Recording and Mixing: Eric Nagel – at BCNSound – BCN
Voice Over recording: Juan José Rodriguez – at Abuela Records – MX
“The Guardian is a free interpretation of the parable “Before the Law” from Kafka’s book “The Trial”. A peasant after traveling the world arrives in front of a gate, controlled by a fearsome Guardian. The peasant tries to pass through but the Guardian denies him entrance. Peasant and Guardian are the same character, the peasant, like each one of us, in front of his own fear; the guardian, something shapeless, that surround and control him.
The Door/Gate the possibilities we encounter during our life.”