A young girl encounters a miniature boy pilot who drops out of the sky, and must race to return him home before it’s too late.
Just in time for the magical holiday spirit, ‘Soar’ lights up the night sky with a shimmering twinkly of imagination. What began as a project by a bunch of first-time filmmakers ended up catching the attention of festivals around the world — most recently winning Gold at the 42nd Student Academy Awards. The gorgeously detailed animation is a cross between Miyazaki and Pixar, about a young girl’s encounter with a miniature boy pilot who drops out of the sky, and must race to return him home before it’s too late.
Soar began as a student thesis project. A bunch of passionate first-time filmmakers got together and tried to make a movie to be proud of. It took 2.5 years to make this little 5 minute animation, but we’re so glad we did it.
With a fairytale-like storyline, ‘Soar’ explores hope and perseverance with a glimmer of magic. The engulfing bright colors and the kinetic motions give this little 5-minute short a fanciful life, and hope for further endeavors, which is the team’s plan to pitch as a feature length film in early 2016.