César Díaz Meléndez has animated in films such as “Anomalisa”, “Ma vie de Courgette” and “Frankenweenie”.
Muedra is his last solo job, in which Meléndez uses nature elements to depict the circle of life trough a simple being that explores, runs and faces the eternal cycle of beginnings and endings.
Shot in La Muedra, located in Soria, Spain. The filmmaker had to endure the changing elements, making what he estimated a 2 month shoot into a six month shoot. It has payed off, receiving several awards in festivals.
“A shapeshifter being made of clay scampers from an arid beach to a flowery meadow, living multiple adventures. The short film shows the cycle of life from a different perspective. Life can arise anywhere, nature behave strangely and days can last for minutes. Although everything is familiar to us, nothing is what it seems in this place.”
Here´s a behind the scenes look: