Bendito Machine – featured on KICKSTARTER
This production is truly amazing. An international collaboration of artists and professionals bringing it all together to produce something truly incredible. We’re hoping these guys get their funding as quickly as possible. Great staff pick for the day! Here’s how they describe their project:
“This story begins six years ago when I, tired from all the global cretinism, decided to create a universal fable about human conflicts and enigmatic mystifying eyes that watch everything. After some months devoted to materializing this idea, the short film Bendito Machine premiered at festivals all over the world, receiving support that exceeded all my expectations. What I originally envisioned as a therapy to channel all that accumulated displeasure, turned out to be (thanks to the friendly welcome of the Internet world) the seed of an uncommon animation series which has occupied quite a sizeable part of my last six years.
For those unfamiliar to Bendito Machine, it is a show which reflects on the innocence of a small, naive and clumsy species that cannot live without their machines, and which is guided by small, enlightened greedy bastards, who believe they have the answers to everything. In fact, this project would not be possible without the brainlessness of this greedy 1%. Let’s be thankful to them.
Bendito Machine is a show that covers many topics and contains situations recognizable in every corner of the world, displayed in a primitive way without dialogs. The ebb and flow of this clumsy species, which lives adrift in a vast and mysterious universe, might look pretty familiar to you.
The visual inspiration behind these stories originates from the magnificent films by Lotte Reiniger, Michel Ocelot, and especially from the ancient shadow theater of Indonesia (Wayang Kulit), a popular entertainment meant to guide and enlighten the audience through tales of great battles, mythology, religion and popular satire. Stories that try to chase away demons and reflect our habits, something that is perfectly suitable to our times, especially for chasing away demons.
In recent years, Bendito Machine has received 25 international awards and has been seen by more than half a million people through the Internet alone, as well as being screened in recognized festivals all over the world. The course of Bendito Machine has been very exciting, from a Norwegian school using the films to discuss conflict and resolution among children aged 11, until to be screened at the wonderful draw-bridges of Saint Petersburg (Russia), among other things.
The wonderful Multivision Film Festival in St. Petersburg (Rusia)
In the same spirit that characterizes the series, the next episodes will follow the trail of their predecessors, reflecting on trascendency, fear, death, enlightened cretinism and obviously, a lot of machines, as well as important issues such as sacred sex, drugs, dreams, music, bar codes or life on other planets.
Please visit our website at benditomachine.com to discover the full episodes.
Be sure to check them out. Thanks again KICKSTARTER!