For unknown reasons, the Earth’s ionosphere has weakened dramatically during the course of the last century, resulting in the collapse of the entire ecosystem. Earth has become an increasingly hostile and uninhabitable place and with no shield to protect it, it is at the full mercy of meteors.
All animal and plant species perished decades ago. All that remains is one small group of humans who attempt to resist the hostility and hardness of the external environment from SUMER, the last hive city in the world, which has been specifically designed to keep the population alive through oxygen supply systems.
The media manipulates the available information in a manner that is purposely designed to keep people obsessed on the potential of the space exodus, letting any hope of prevailing on earth go.
A young boy, Hermes, lives alone in a compartment, the property of the government, which is located close to the wall that delimits the city, an area that is highly guarded by the SSW (SUMER Security Watchers).
While observing the desert from the roof of a building, Hermes suddenly sees something that grabs his attention…
SUMER is a small story, within a much larger one. A world into darkness and nihilism, where the curiosity of a child may be the leading path to a new change.
SUMER is not just a short film, It’s a test that aims to provoke this restless spirit we tame over the years. A project that has grown spontaneously, and has become a team of excited people connected with the story.
Directed by Alvaro García, a young VFX artist and Sci-fi passionate, this project has become a commitment shared by a group of professionals from different backgrounds and areas within digital creation.
In its basic philosophy we perceive an intense struggle for pushing the limits, both creative and technological.
We are aware that in most CGI proposals the main focus of attention is often located almost exclusively on the visual quality and technological sophistication.
But in SUMER we work managing a tense dynamic balance between the more technical difficulties of each shot, (as including sweating, scattering and hair at the same time) and the emotional content and meaning into the image as part of the story.