Ben Richardson & Daniel Bird: Seed

If you haven’t watched Seed by Daniel Bird and Ben Richardson yet, I recommend setting aside ten minutes to meditate on a surreal superstructure building competition between an egg and an apple (of sorts).

The two directors have been kicking ass since winning Best Animated Short at Slamdance 2010 with Seed. Daniel Bird spent a year creating short films for Greenpeace International in Amsterdam. He is now working as a commercial director, repped by Savage.

Ben Richardson just won the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for his DoP work on Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild. Check out the previous Richardson/Zeitlin collaboration Glory At Sea for some non-motion-graphics, but very magical-realism, filmmaking.

More background on the film can be found at Short of the Week’s excellent review.

Thank you to Ben and Daniel for sharing the concept boards below.