A not-so-brave knight is on a quest for Fame and Fortune – legend says rescuing a princess is the way to go. And in those same fairy tales, there’s only one way to slay the dragon that hold the fair lady captive : find the invincible sword. To reach his goal, the knight is ready to go far. Maybe even as far as 850 meters…
This short is hilarious. There are very few characters, which is fine because the knight steals the show with his over-the-top, megalomaniacal histrionics and behavior. My brother originally sent this short to me while I was riding in a car and once I started watching, I was absolutely captivated by 850 Meters and zoned everything else out.
At first glance, I would have told you this was a stop-motion animated short, but I was wrong. The film is definitely CGI and has a unique, painterly look, which I haven’t seen in many other animated works. The movements and design are beautiful–this is an animated short that is simply lovely to look at.
The studio also released five making-of featurettes, which provide more info and backstory about the creative process of 850 Meters. The first one is posted below, as well as the links to the other videos.
Making of teaser : vimeo.com/17197909
Making of #1 : vimeo.com/19900536
Making of #2 : vimeo.com/22963108
Making of #3 : vimeo.com/28585796
Making of #4 : vimeo.com/38009169
For more information, you can go to the official 850 Meters website.