This absolutely stunning animated short by Jorge Jaramillo and Carlo Guillot is a crimson and bloody rendition of the popular fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. This version of Little Red Riding Hood -- like the original European tale -- is certainly not a child-friendly adaptation of the tale.
Opening with a silhouetted figure (the young heroine) skipping through a green forest, the clip soon shows she’s being stalked by the big bad wolf. Instead of the ensuing game of “my what big teeth you have,” Jorge Jaramillo and Carlo Guillot have the two engage in an epic, gladiator-esque duel.
The ending of the clip -- which I won’t spoil -- is a heartbreaking moment that illustrates the origin of Red Riding Hood’s crimson cape. The visual and musical components of this short film by Jorge Jaramillo and Carlo Guillot’s animated short are brilliantly composed and emotionally powerful.
RED by Jorge Jaramillo and Carlo Guillot is Stunning and Dark
1. Dark Fairy Tale Adaptations - Exploring darker and more mature themes in classic fairy tales presents an opportunity for storytelling innovation.
2. Silhouette Animation - Using silhouettes in animation can create a visually striking and unique aesthetic for storytelling.
3. Emotional Short Films - Creating short films that evoke strong emotions can captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact.
1. Film and Animation - The film and animation industry can leverage dark fairy tale adaptations to create new and captivating content.
2. Entertainment and Media - The entertainment and media industry can utilize silhouette animation to offer visually distinct and engaging experiences.
3. Art and Design - Artists and designers can explore emotional storytelling in short films to express their creativity and connect with viewers.