Sintel
Sintel

 Colin  Levy  2010 15 min Netherlands Animation 


A woman, Sintel, is attacked while traveling through a wintery mountainside. After defeating her attacker and taking his spear, she finds refuge in a shaman's hut. He asks her... [+]


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Action  Adventure  Fantasy  Science Fiction 



A woman, Sintel, is attacked while traveling through a wintery mountainside. After defeating her attacker and taking his spear, she finds refuge in a shaman's hut. He asks her why she's travelling, and she confesses she's looking for a dragon, leading into a flashback. Sintel was a homeless loner, looking for food when she discovered an injured baby dragon. She nursed him back to health and named him Scales, the two quickly formed an emotional bond. One day while Scales was flying he was captured by an adult dragon. Determined to get him back, Sintel began the long and dangerous journey that led her to the shaman's hut.

She's ready to give up, when the shaman tells her they're in dragon lands, showing the glyph on the spear as proof. She finds the tree pictured on the spear and near it, a cave with the adult dragon and his baby. The baby runs away upon seeing Sintel and the adult dragon attacks. After a brief battle, the adult dragon pins Sintel to the ground, but freezes when he recognizes her scent. Sintel takes advantage of this momentary pause and stabs the dragon in the heart. As she's about to land the killing blow, she notices the scar on its wing is exactly the same as her old friend's. Sintel discovers in a moment of horror that she has just killed Scales.

Scales bleeds out rapidly, and Sintel stares in shock at her reflection in a pool of blood. It is revealed that she is significantly older than she has appeared throughout the film. She has much gray hair, worn and wrinkled skin, and several scars on her body. The long search for Scales had lasted several years and she had never realized that during all these years, Scales would've grown up. Her single-minded quest to get back her friend and to take revenge from the large dragon who took Scales away contributed to her mistaking Scales for the small dragon. The cave begins to collapse as Scales gives his last breath, and Sintel runs for the entrance.

After mourning over the friend she killed, Sintel leaves, heartbroken. Scales' baby, having nowhere else to go, follows her.


Cast & Crew:


Director Colin  Levy 
Producer Ton Roosendaal 
Producer Blender Foundation 
Scriptwriter Esther  Wouda
Art director David  Revoy
Animation Nathan  Vegdahl
Animation Angela Guenette Guenette
Animation Ben  Dansie
Animation Soenke  Maeter
Animation Lee  Salvemini
Animation Lee  Salvemini
Animation Pablo  Vazquez
Others Campbell Barton
Animation Beorn  Leonard
Animation William  Reynish
Animation Jeremy  Davidson
Animation Dolf  Veenliet



20 Prizes & Selections:

Aug 2011 - Film Festival della Lessinia

Aug 2011 - CyborgFF VI

Aug 2011 - Siggraph Animation Festival

Jul 2011 - International Melzo Film Festival

Jul 2011 - International Film Music Festival

May 2011 - Webcuts Festival

May 2011 - Seattle International Film Festival

Apr 2011 - Citrus Cel Animation Festival

Apr 2011 - Monstra Festival

Mar 2011 - DC Independent Film Festial

Feb 2011 - Shamiana Festival

Feb 2011 - Clermond-Ferrand Festival

Dec 2010 - Siggraph Festival

Dec 2010 - international festival of short films and animation Divof?lm

Dec 2010 - Holland Animation Festival

Oct 2010 - Animago Festival

Oct 2010 - Leids Film Festival

Oct 2010 - Playgrounds Festival

Oct 2010 - Festival de Culture Libre

Sep 2010 - Netherlands Film Festival







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