Loom tells the story of a successful catch.

A moth being caught in a spiders web. Struggling for an escape, the moths panic movements only result in less chance of survival. What follows is the type of causality everyones expecting. The spider appears, claims its prey and feeds on it. The way nature works. But it’s the point of view that creates an intense relationship between the hunter and its victim. There is much more to explore, much more to feel if one takes the time to really experience the content of a split second.

Loom is the newest brainchild in our short film family, and the most ambitious project we tackled so far. One year in the making, we took the time to push this 5 1/2 minute baby as much as possible in both storytelling and technique. We learned a lot of things, including the fact that having non-humanoid creatures on a 3 dimensional stage can be a bitch if you try to resolve a scene.

Styleframe by Csaba Letay
Film still
Digital Painting by Jin-Ho Jeon
Drawing by Andreas Hykade
Polynoids reply to Andreas Hykades drawing



Awards & Screenings2011
Monterrey International Film Festival - Best International Animation Short Film
Eksjö Animation Festival - Best Animation
Sehsüchte - Best Animated Movie
Siggraph - Best in Show
VES Awards - Autodesk Student Award
Int. Trickfilm-Wochenende Wiesbaden - Preis des Kulturamts der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden
Anim’est Int. Animation Film Festival Bukarest- Special Mention
FIKE 2010 – Organization Award
E-magiciens festival - SACEM Award
Ars Electronica - Honorary Mention
LAShorts - Official selection
Animago Award – Winner of the category “Jury’s Prize”
Filmfest Braunschweig – Der LEO (Best Music)
exground filmfest – International ON-VIDEO Award
Siggraph Asia – Best Student Award
VIEW Conference - Best Digital Visual Effects
Bamberger Kurzfilmtage – Best experimental Animation film