Award of Merit – “The Outcast” (USA)

Title: The Outcast
Runtime: 7 min
Country: USA 
Director: Yuri Duncan
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: June, 2019

Synopsis: A strange being wakes up in a dystopian world and sets out on a journey of self-discovery. He quickly learns that the world is a dark and violent place. Can the discovery of a new life-form bring peace to the Outcast and the noir landscape he’s thrust into?

This film predominantly uses the Rotoscope technique perfected by Walt Disney, and is the result of literally hundreds of drawings created over 15 months.