OVERVIEW

Despair tells the story of a veteran soldier; he returns from another bloody war and finds his home to be under attack by the imperial order. His army is battered and exhausted but they still try everything they can to rescue their families. While it looks very surreal the story is a lot less fictional. Heroes go, quests fail and there are no last minute savings. In real life a sword fight would usually stop at the first shock.

Without any experience Bram Knol started his project back in 2012 and learned everything along the way. His motivations were to have a better chance at obtaining an internship at Weta workshop and of course to make an awesome movie. The actors and on set assistants are all friends and family who never practiced anything like this earlier.

Nearly everything else, including art direction, costumes, direction and visual effects was created by Bram. After a year of long hours and less sleep, his picture is eventually completed.

THE MAKING OF