"Sometimes to work out what is beautiful about life it can only be solved by someone who exists to work." Another outstanding must-see short film debuted online this week. This one is titled Tergo, directed by Charles Willcocks, founder of the London filmmaking collective known as Pallas Pictures. They've made an impressive little film about a robot named Tergo that cleans up "after you and me." It's set in London and is about how a robot that cleans up the garbage everyone leaves seems to have more humanity than anyone else. It's simple and effective, and I like the rickety robot character, though I wish we got to see more of him working around the city. This could've been much longer and I would've kept watching and still enjoyed it.
Description from Vimeo: "Tergo cleans. He cleans up after you and me. He picks up the mess we discard but yet remains invisible to all around him. Tergo’s a lost soul in the London urban machine. He’s ready to leave the life he leads behind." Tergo is directed by Charles Willcocks, founder of London filmmaking collective Pallas Pictures (website). This is their first project with an entirely CG lead character. "A labour of love and devotion… it is the existential tale of a cleaning robot lost amongst the everyday drain of work in London. In a city of millions of strangers all living digital relationships, it’s a modern day fable for anybody who might be lonely and caught up in the rat race of life." For more, visit Vimeo. For more shorts, click here.
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