Luminous Matter

Luminous Matter

Luminous Matter is a collaborative experimental short film, set in a parallel post-apocalyptic present, where mankind no longer exists. In a world covered with nuclear fog and left to total ruin, a rapidly evolving race of uranium-based life forms called Ouraosteus have emerged.

\ [ Ouraostes from Greek oὐρανός, Ouranos “Uranus” and οστεος, osteus “bone” ]

This stop motion animated short follows the story of the last survivor of an endangered species called Ouraosteus Lutessentia who is being hunted down by a superior predatorily race of Ouraosteus Ablissentia.

\ [Lutessentia from Latin luteus “yellow as gold or fire” and essentia “essence” ] [Albissentia from Latin albidus “ white “ and essentia “essence”]

The last Lutessentia has stumbled upon the “house of the forgotten” and the key to its survival and evolution.

Prelude to Luminous Matter (Animated)

Prelude to the animated short film ‘Luminous Matter’, which is set in a parallel post-apocalyptic present, where mankind no longer exists.

In a world covered with nuclear fog and left to total ruin, a rapidly evolving race of uranium-based life forms called Ouraosteus have emerged. This stop motion animated short follows the story of the last survivor of the endangered species called Ouraosteus Lutessentia who is being hunted down by a superior predatorily race of Ouraosteus Ablissentia. The last Lutessentia has stumbled upon the “house of the forgotten” and the key to its survival and evolution.

Luminous Matter, Animated Short

A stunning steampunk stop motion in which two species of luminescent insectoid creatures must find each other and in a dark, dystopian world. They scuttle around in the mechanical darkness bearing a unique luminous character that unites them and will enable them to evolve.

Luminous Matter has been nominated at the BAF (Best Animated Frames) held by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Industry and Commerce) - [March 2012]; The Leeds International Film Festival for the World Animation Award [November 2012]; Nominated in the India Selection at the 14th TBS DigiCon Animation and Film Awards Toyko [November 2012]; and 5th Jaipur International Film Festival [January 2013].

Dystopia and Urban Imagination

Film Screenings

January 21 to 25, 2013

4:30 pm onwards

Monday, 21.01.2013

4:30 Metropolis : Fritz Lang

7:00 Blade Runner : Ridley Scott

Tuesday, 22.01.2013

4:30 Alphaville : Jean Luc Godard

7:00 Brazil : Terry Gilliam

Wednesday, 23.01.2013

4:30 La Jatee : Chris Marker

\ and Neon Genesis (partial)

7:00 Children of Men : Alfonso Cuaron

Thursday, 24.01.2013

4:30 District 9 : Niel Blomkamp

7:00 Dark City : Alex Proyas

Friday, 25.01.2013

7:00 Luminous Matter (animated short)

Working stills, 2011