About ‚Blood & Clay‘
‘Blood & Clay’ is a gloomy animated short film (~20 min.) set in the foggy, cold harbour of Hamburg in 1913. The ensemble includes fantastic characters such as a golem, a werewolf, a harpy and a chimera. ‘Blood & Clay’ is genre cinema and sees itself in the tradition of ‘gothic’ or ‘horror’ storytelling like the works of Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. The main character Lizbeth is more like a Dickens ‘Oliver Twist‘ character.
‘Blood & Clay’ tells the classic ‘good and evil clash’ plot, but there is another layer of story showing us Lizbeth’s struggle for freedom and how it is affected by her inner conflict.
To free herself from her oppression, she must violate her moral values and abandon the Wolfboy. A decision that torments our main character and leaves behind a torn Lizbeth. The image of torn, self-contradictory characters are leitmotifly seen through the film.
There will be two versions: An english original and a dubbed german version.