Colosse – A Wood Tale

Some months ago we announced the teaser, and now “Colosse - A Wood Tale”, the sweet new short directed by Hornet’s Yves Geleyn, is out. This beautifully handcrafted little story of a wood robot puppet and his bird friend talks about eccentricity, companionship and acceptance.

Yves Geleyn, from Hornet’s site:

“I’m a huge fan of Jim Henson’s work. I have always wanted to work with puppets but never had the chance to do so before. I’m also a huge fan of robots; they were in all my childhood movies, cartoons, and comics. The robot from Paul Grimault’s The King And The Mockingbird; Brad Bird’s Iron Giant; and Goldorak, a Japanese cartoon, were inspirations for me. It was these two passions of puppetry and robots that drove me to create this short film, with a bird in it of course (can’t lose my bad habits).”

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Director: Yves Geleyn

Hornet Inc.
Executive Producer: Michael Feder
Producer: Zack Kortright
Live Action Producer: Joel Kretschman
Director of Photography: Ivan Abel
Gaffer: Michael Yetter
1st AC: Jason Vandermer
Key Grip: Joe Mandeville
Fabrication: Connie Chan
Set: Halsey Rodman
Lead Puppeteer: Steven Widerman
Puppeteer: Billy Barkhurst
Robot Tech: Ben Phelan
CG Lead: Erwin Riau
CG Animator: Nicholas Johnnides
Editor: R.J. Glass
Compositor: Yussef Cole
Roto Artist: Mary Varn, Julien Koetsch
Music & Sounds Design: Huma-Huma

Special Thanks: Sang-Jin Bae, Greg Bedard, Chris Smith, Joseph Sluslak