News and Interviews about Axl's works
“THE FUNERAL” SHORT FILM BY AXL LE
Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020
After releasing two standout personal films (“Vincent” and “The Journey”) in early 2020, Shanghai director and motion artist Axl Le looks to close out the year with a mind-bending and meditative CG opus called “The Funeral”.
Axl Le: “For many people, death is not the end, but a new journey. Through this video, I wanted to reflect on this journey by making the funeral itself a part of it.”
“VINCENT” CG SHORT FILM BY AXL LE
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Prepare to follow Shanghai director/motion artist Axl Le and London audio house Box of Toys into a dark and disorienting CG fever-dream set in a lurid near-future Hong Kong and focused on an enigmatic character named Vincent.
Axl Le: “In the summer of 2019 I visited Hong Kong for the second time. One night, in the lively night market in West Kowloon, I saw a white man with pink hair leaving a taxi.
“He was wearing a green jumpsuit and it felt like he did not fit in with the crowd. He quickly vanished as he disappeared into one of the old high-rise buildings. This is the story of what happened inside that building.
Box of Toys: “Our first reaction to the piece was that it felt like a music video and so we approached it with that in mind. A potent, beat-driven track sets the tone with interwoven warped vocal elements and is built from the ground up to assist the narrative.
“The sound design blurs the lines between abstract and literal perception as Vincent dives deeper underground.”
JOIN AXL LE AND ALAN WATTS ON “THE JOURNEY”
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020
Shanghai digital artist and director Axl Le constructs a riveting philosophical odyssey through a surreal world in this CG short film powered by the insights of British writer/lecturer Alan Watts.
Axl Le: “I wanted to do this work after my first trip to Norway in 2017. It is about a planet where some mysterious experiments are being carried out in order to restore the nature of the planet.
“The film consists of three parts: Awakening, Sleep, and Rebirth. Each part uses a different perspective to tell the story of the forest.
“Awakening: Records and observations of an astronaut. Sleep: Talks about the transformation of the astronaut. The planet transformed him, and he became a key part of the planet’s recovery. Rebirth: The revival of the god of life changes the entire planet.
“I hope that after watching this short film, people will be more willing to protect nature and cherish everything that nature gives, rather than destroy her repeatedly.”