BROKEN BEING: PREQUEL
Broken Being - a fictional story concept, originally created by DeeDee Animation Studio, is a post-apocalyptic story world, where humans, clones, and machines fight for the survival of their own species. Within it, 'Broken Being: Prequel' short animation film was produced as an introduction to that rich fictional world, and was released by DeeDee Animation Studio in early 2019.
BROKEN BEING: PREQUEL
The story takes place within one of the many existing Tranquil Havens. The Tranquil Haven is seen by the ones occupying it as a peaceful village, a safe zone, under the protection of the Gods above. The inhabitants of the village are kept here for generations, ignorant of what goes on in the world. They are intensively faithful to their Gods, practicing their religions through prayers, rituals, and festivals. Elsewhere, a colossal structure can be vaguely seen above the horizon. Legends say it is Paradise - a place for Gods. Whenever someone passes away, their body is brought there, back to the higher beings who rule the village.
‘Broken Being: Prequel’ is a story about losing the one you love. Sure enough, it is not something that can be easily accepted. In desperate moments, irrational decisions are made. Grieving for his loving wife who mysteriously passes away, a loyal husband goes on a dangerous journey from his peaceful Tranquil Haven to find Paradise - the place of the Gods, in hope of reuniting with the love of his life. It is the moment he's about to discover the horrifying truths underneath it all, about waking up from lies and deceptions, about realizing things are not what they seem, about having your perception of reality shattered into pieces.
The Groom - the protagonist of the Prequel episode, is a sweet, loving husband, who grows up in the quiet and peaceful village of Tranquil Haven. Unlike other villagers, he never understands the religious tradition it has, but he practices it anyway, because of his future wife. The Groom has a genuine, gentle personality, which stays true to his appearance. He has not a single care for the world, for he already found the love of his life - The Bride. However, when challenged, The Groom would stop at nothing to protect his future wife. He has a strong survival instinct that allows him to react quickly to situations, even if violence is required.
Beyond that, we aim to introduce a taste of Vietnamese spirit to Broken Being’s combination of art style through the traditional painting styles. and a touch of the country’s imageries and architecture.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Upon its release, the animation film has received positive reviews from audiences and critics internationally. The film has also been featured at the top Trending list on Iflix streaming service, and an official profile on IMDb. It has officially featured in 9 international film festivals and won a few awards, including the Best 2D Film at KHEM Animation Film Festival, United States.