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Azarkant


In the future, a team of astronauts are sent on a ten year journey to a distant planet to find new life. On their way, they encounter a large, abandoned spaceship that is drifting in the orbit of a mysterious planet.

Deep space, abandoned space craft found… Yea this has all the ingredients to make the sci-fi lovers salivate their tongues. Like many others, Azarkant was created by Andrey Klimov as a proof of concept film for a feature film. Azarkant takes place in the future, a team of astronauts are sent on a ten year journey to a distant planet to find new life. On their way, they encounter a large, abandoned spaceship that is drifting in the orbit of a mysterious planet. They board the ship with anticipation of the great discoveries to uncover inside. However, they do not know what terrible secret this spacecraft keeps — a nightmarish threat which is far bigger and scarier than anything they could have imagined.

I decided to choose a story in the genre of space horror, since I was a big fan of the movie Alien, Thing, Event Horizon, Predator. I liked the atmosphere of the mysterious unknown, when the usual routine of people breaks thing from outer space, a mysterious creature without a home, without a past and future. It appears suddenly, just put before the fact of its existence, and then also completely disappears, left only in memory of several people whose stories then get lost among the thousands of similar stories in a madhouse.

Through all the inspirations, Andrey found a core niche to develop and prepare a storyline with a specific theme. Most of the attention went to CG and surroundings, while keeping and edgy story fragment with open ends to easily expand to something much bigger.

Having defined the concept of history and genre, the next thing I did was broadly sketched story feature film and decided to make a short film to show a small piece of the story, which includes a few intriguing moments, but did not disclose the basic idea. It had to look like a part of something bigger. So appeared simple story of short, in which there is no clear beginning or end.

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