Since he was a little kid, Abel Carbajal was a magic fan. When he discovered stop motion, magic and animation became one to him. That´s why he decided to do a stop motion short for his graduate short, with a magic theme: “The Great Corelli”, a five minute short about a magician who failed one of his big illusions. He hasn´t tried it again, till now…
After 45 days of building puppets, nine months production and three months post,
the student film is getting a lot of praise. The galician student from the School of Superior Cinema and Audiovisual Studies of Catalonia, Spain, took a shot while making his project and send a minute of the unfinished film to LAIKA. He earned an internship in the studio in 2019, and is currently working there.
The short story is winning a lot of awards trough different animation festivals around the world, and after a first look at the trailer, we can see why!
Here´s a little time lapse clip: