Seed Story ╳ William D. Caballero

Art Blog - William D. Caballero - Empty Kingdom

Seed Story is William D. Caballero’s meticulously crafted miniature world brought under the magnifying glass. We become the observers of a curiously familiar civilization that trudges through a myriad of historical / cultural struggles. More info after the jump.

Official synopsis can be read as follows:

“As a lone dandelion blossoms in an abandoned parking lot, it divides the lives of several miniature people in this experimental narrative short film that examines the role of religion, capitalism, environmentalism, and fascism shot in macro perspective. This excerpt occurs halfway into the 12 minute film, and deals with the subject of capitalism and pollution.

 

Seed Story is the latest short film created by MTV Movie Award nominated filmmaker William D. Caballero. The project took eight months to complete and required props to be conceptualized and created from junk, hundreds of miniatures to be meticulously painted by hand, and rigorous shooting, usually on the cement ground during hot summer days. The project is currently being submitted to film festivals across the world.

 

EXECUTION:

 

In order to achieve the gritty look and feel necessary, air conditioned studio sets were eschewed in favor of on location ground level shoots during both 90 degree days and intense rain storms. An abandoned parking lot, littered with broken glass, became the stage upon which all the tiny action unfurled.

 

Production took place over two months in Summer 2012 and the project was made on a budget of less than $3,000. Flashlights, sparklers, and smoke guns were used to create special effects, and adhesives were used to glue each prop and ‘mini’ to the ground. The biggest challenge wasn’t the relentless summer heat, but random breezes that would blow entire sets away!”

Watch the entire short down at the bottom of this page.

Art Blog - William D. Caballero - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - William D. Caballero - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - William D. Caballero - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - William D. Caballero - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - William D. Caballero - Empty Kingdom

Short film for SEED STORY.

Seed Story, 2012

William D. Caballero