by Martinus Klemet
Recommended ages: 4+
Inspiration for the film came to me from the plant Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia). One of its many breeds can be pollinated solely by a very long billed hummingbird. Only this bird is able to reach the core of the blossom and drink the flower's nectar. It took millions of years of evolution to develop such cooperation between the bird and the plant. I was amazed by this interesting synergy and I played with the idea of imagining what could be the next step in the evolution of hummingbirds.
I'm an animation director and illustrator hailing from Estonia. I studied fine arts and animation at the Estonian Academy of Arts. I have directed animated short films which have been screened at many international film festivals and won national and international awards. For example, "In the Air" (2009) and "Fatcula" (2016) both won "Animation of the Year" award by Cultural Endowment of Estonia. “In the Air” also won “Best of Fest” at the Melbourne International Animation Festival (2010). Besides my own short films I have directed music videos, commercials, infomercials, commision works for museums and other types of animated content. In addition to that, I have been invited to talk about my work in Estonia, Australia, Kosovo and Mexico
2019 ANGEL'S TRUMPET (02:26 min, Animation) 2016 FATCULA (09:04 min, Animation) 2014 CRACKHOUSE (04:15 min, Animation) 2013 XYZTOPIA (14:19 min, Animation) 2011 RISE AND FALL OF W.C. (05:40 min, Animation, Graduation Film) 2009 IN THE AIR (08:38 min, Animation) 2007 LIGHT MY FIRE (03:16 min, Animation, School Project) 2006 FURRY FLURRY (03:50 min, Animation, School Project)