The Human Psyche Takes a Human Form in Short Film 'Unity'

By: Farida Helmy - Jul 8, 2014
References: tobystretch.prosite & featureshoot
These mesmerizingly odd sculptures of the human psyche are the work of director Tobias Stretch for his haunting new animation 'Unity'.

For the the short stop-motion film, Stretch used 10,000 photographs of unusual yet emotional tree-like puppets to compose a spellbinding piece about the human psyche and all the things it goes through -- love, death and resurrection.

The puppets in the film are articulated beautifully and boast bodies and soulfully human eyes. The artsy and avant-garde film is full of visual delights -- the first scene is shot in a house that looks like a Vincent van Gogh painting -- and revolves around lovers who represent the four seasons with feelings and notions of death and life. However, the most impressive thing about 'Unity' is definitely the humane tree sculptures.