A strange love in a world without sun
Narrated by Colin Farrell, Gloomy Eyes tells the story of the sun who got tired of humans and decided to hide and never rise again. An animated VR-trilogy in 6DoF & 3D real-time.
When the sun got tired of humans it decided to hide and never rise again
The darkness awoke the dead from their graves. After the sun retreated and darkness engulfed the world, an oppressive leader has made being a zombie against the law, their very existence is illegal. They are forced to hide in the forest, away from dangerous zombie hunters. At night when the hunters retreat into their homes, the cold sunless world becomes calm and quiet. A zombie kid called Gloomy wanders alone, out of sight… This zombie is different. Truth is, he doesn’t feel too comfortable around others of his kind. Gloomy is not like other zombies. He has something inside him that we can’t see or understand. But Nature knows he’s special.
An unexpected encounter one night changes everything
By unlikely chance, or by the mysterious powers of nature, a human girl and the zombie boy Gloomy fall in love. Nena is no ordinary girl. Born in the cold darkness and knowing no other way of life, she is the niece of the harsh leader of humankind. But Gloomy and Nena care not, and immediately form an irreversible bond, powerful enough to bring brightness again to their obscure town. Can their atypical love survive in a world where the living and the dead cannot peacefully coexist?
Gloomy Eyes is above all a love story and a tale of magic
At its core, Gloomy represents all of us. It is a story about being different, belonging and the awkwardness and improbability of finding love. The unlikely connection between Gloomy and Nena transcends all loneliness, fear, and bigotry.
Enter a universe of surprising magic and adventure
Delight in a miniature, charmingly eerie, spinning world. Narrated by an old grave keeper (Colin Farrell), this poignant tale of tenderness brings magic and light into a land plagued by obscurity.
Nominations and Awards
Cristal de la meilleure œuvre VR
Prix du Jury pour la narration (Virtual Cinema)
Infinity Film Festival 2019
Award of Virtual Reality Experience
New Images 2019
Biennale Di Venezia 2019
Sundance Film Festival 2019
Sandbox Immersive Festival 2019
Artistic Achievement / Audio Achievement
Prix du Jury du meilleur court-métrage en VR
- Authors and directors - Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso
- Script - Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso, Santiago Amigorena
- Coproduction - ARTE France, Atlas V, 3DAR, Ryot, HTC Vive Originals, Viveport
- Supported by - CNC, Unity, Sacem, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Procirep
- English voice - Colin Farrell
- French Voice - Tahar Rahim
- German voice - Max Riemelt
- Spanish voice - Jorge Drexler
- Chinese voice - Jam Hsiao