After a mysterious crash landing, a young boy wakes up alone on an exotic island. He's being chased by a dark spirit, although it's unclear whether the spirit means to help or harm the boy. A motorcycle appears, providing safe travel to the boy, and he makes friends with a local songbird who offers guidance. Soon they are off on their own adventure, trying to escape the dark spirit, learn more about the mysterious crash landing, and uncover the true nature of the exotic island. Written, produced, directed, scored, and animated entirely by award winning Latvian filmmaker Gints Zilbalodis, AWAY was crafted over a period of more than three years, developed from a previous short Zilbalodis had been working on. The story, told without dialogue over a series of breathtaking backgrounds, is equally inspired by reality, dreams, and waking fantasies.
Language: Without dialogue
Born in 1994, he is a Latvian filmmaker and animator. His fascination for filmmaking began at an early age watching classic films and making shorts and commercials. He has made 7 films in various mediums including hand-drawn animation, 3D animation and live- action and often mixing their characteristic aesthetics. AWAY received the Contrechamp Award in Annecy, the Best Feature Film for Children Award at Anima Mundi, the Best Animated Feature (Golden Stork Award) Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, and the Best Feature Award at Animest.