Juna is a rebellious girl, who is reborn in a different part of the universe after being killed by a ruling religious sect on Earth. As she comes to accept her new disposition in an unknown and frightening place, Juna makes several unexpected encounters with both herself and the surroundings.
The Seed Of Juna project intends to go further than just a captivating plot. Behind the main storyline lies an entire universe giving many possibilities for the story to evolve either into a full-length feature film or a television series.
The concept is created and directed by Álvaro García, whose shortfilm SUMER, released in 2014, received 50 official selections and 15 awards across a number of prestigious film festivals in nominations, such as Best Shortfilm and Audience Award. Álvaro is an independent filmmaker and a full-time VFX artist for Industrial Light and Magic. He created visual effects and developed computer graphics for sequences in a number of box office successes, including The Jungle Book, Ready Player One, Avengers, and Pacific Rim.
With The Seed Of Juna, Álvaro and his team took on an ambitious project to push the boundaries of VFX technology. Their technical and artistic solutions intend to take the viewer not only onto a journey across a new sci-fi universe but also into the deepest parts of human's psychology. The goal is to offer the audience an adrenaline mix of discovery, awe and discomfort about the wild universe and a human caught up in the middle of it.
Álvaro kicked off the project as a sole artist and has since attracted the talent of over 12 professionals from across the industry and ILM. Industrial Light & Magic contributed further by lending motion capture facilities for the trailer and will continue the support of the project in the future.
Ruben Diaz Hernandez, Jesus Conde, Ivan Lopez, Eva Barchino, Arnaud Mavoka-Isana, Laura Garnier, Dean Michael Gregory, Miguel Macaya, Rodrigo Aguirre, Laura Millar, Jack Brown, Eleanor Jackson, Chris Jestico, Natasha Maksimenko.
Created and directed by Álvaro García:
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