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Fantasy ABOUT Inspiration IN Special FX

Omar and His Skyhook

A young boy dreams or rather wakes and then rides his way into the clouds.

Fantasy ABOUT Inspiration IN Special FX 3 MIN

Omar and His Skyhook

A young boy dreams or rather wakes and then rides his way into the clouds.
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Omar and His Skyhook

Directed By Doug Purver
Produced By Psst!3
Made In USA
Doug Purver out of NYC runs a one-man production outfit called RoadNorth. This film was shot for Psst!3, but evolved into this 3 min gem about a boy fishing in the sky. Heavy with the post-production trickery, you can see some behind the scenes footage at Roadnorth’s Vimeo account, and a writeup at CG Society. The film is light on story and I’m not too wild about the silent-film motif, but when the boy gets above the clouds, your eyeballs are treated to some lovely imagery. Would LOVE to see a Little Nemo movie that captured this same style of nostalgic fantasy.