Paulo Patrício on Anima Mundi
Earlier this year, Portuguese illustrator and designer Paulo Patrício completed his first animated short, Surpresa (Surprise). This is an experimental animation based on the (unscripted) dialogue between a young girl recovering from cancer, and her mother. Judging from the artwork, it is a lovely and inspiring piece of work.
It’s also caught the eye of animation festivals around the world. After winning the public award at the Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival in his native Portugal, the film also made the official selection of the prestigious Anima Mundi festival in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.
The film has not been published on any online platform (yet?), but you can get a sneak peek with the trailer, below.