Set in a world where even gravity is broken, up and coming LA-based studio, Boketto, is off to a great start with this haunting trailer for their new project, “The Sentinel.”
Directed by Adam Floeck and Nate Swinehart, “The Sentinel” is an animated series inspired by Shadow of the Colossus, The Iron Giant, and the works of Studio Ghibli. Taking place in a strange new world filled with myths and legends, “The Sentinel” is the story of an ancient stone warrior and a young runaway on a quest for a new haven for not only themselves but humanity — or what is left of it.
The world as we know it is gone. A terrible force known as The Scourge has ripped apart the land, boiled the seas and broken even gravity itself. A band of survivors has taken refuge in a mountaintop fortress, the lone safe-haven from the chaotic world below. They constructed a mythic warrior, a stone giant known as The Sentinel, with the power to restore the world so that it can once again sustain life. Centuries pass as the people wait for their hero to return and liberate them, but a boy named Ori refuses to wait any longer. He is willing to do the forbidden and escape the fortress itself to seek the warrior and fulfill the Legend of Humanity’s deliverance. Little does he know The Sentinel is waiting just outside the fortress walls, and the journey the two must embark on is nothing either could imagine.
What’s impressive about this project isn’t simply the artistry Boketto has been able to achieve with such a small team but also their grassroots efforts to make something that they can call their own.
If you’d like to find out more about the team behind “The Sentinel” and how you can help make this project a reality, please go here.
Leon Li-Aun Sooi
Ernesto Ruiz Velasco
Lighting and Compositing
Nicholas Andrew Louie