UN PACCO PER MR. LOUIS

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UN PACCO PER MR. LOUIS

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CONCEPT

A package for Mr Louis
Mr Louis investigates the concept of armor, understood as a fragile and illusory refuge, which can and must be shattered, provided that the individual who hides in it has maintained a minimal humanity.

The result was a story that investigates in a fantastic, ironic and light way, the events of a singular character, embedded in a world in which the network and virtuality become the only vectors of the individual's material relationship with the world, allowing forms of increasingly pure and abstract fetishism, and ensuring an efficient isolation of the individual from interhuman contributions. In our opinion, this is one of the most powerful interpretations of the short film, a phenomenon that finds its extreme representation in the so-called Hikikomori, boys who live barricaded in the house, prisoners of virtuality and unable to face real relationships.

CHARACTERS

A package for Mr Louis
A pale and mysterious armadillo, elegant but scary, who lives in solitude in an apartment that is the realm of order and boxes.

VISUAL STYLE

A package for Mr. Louis
In homage to the philosophy of stop motion, Un pacco per Mr. Louis offers a "vintage" aesthetic, full of references to analogue, to derivative. Everywhere in history we find scattered and disguised elements of the past, finds, subtle traces, occasions for homages posed to the masters of cinema and animation. The mysterious elegance of The Maker and the awkwardness of Mr. Bean inspire the figure of the protagonist, the monstrous creatures of O'Brien and Harryhausen populate Kubrickian environments. Scenography and costumes recall the atmospheres from the 60s to the 80s: the old wallpapers, the carpets, the huge and old TVs of the origins, the sofas with Scottish patterns, the wide ribbed velvets and the tweeds, the tortoiseshell glasses and the old leather suitcases, integrated with contemporary elements, such as online shopping, and a startled and squeaky home automation, in short, an incongruent retro amalgam with steampunk suggestions, in which the symmetry of the rooms interacts with that of faces and details.

TEASER

A package for Mr Louis
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