KahBang Film Festival
For Haven, the world is flat, empty, but her colorless daily routine is instantaneously flooded with life when she mistakenly intercepts an earnest broadcast on the CB, delivered by a passionate woman known only as Cobalt. During the message the mesmerized young Haven learns of an extraterrestrial threat, as yet secret, which has integrated itself into our world. Cobalt is the leader of The Resistance, the only force standing in the way of total annihilation of the human race.
The year doesn’t matter. Or isn’t remembered… North Korea sent fire into the south. America tried to intervene. As expected, nothing worked… for anyone. The world: flame. Few of us lived through it. Fewer of us are surviving.
Our region was north enough to see much less fire than the rest of the country, and, the rest of the world. That’s not to say it hasn’t gone to shit. It has. But we make due up here.
Because for the fewest of us that are making it… everyone’s cold.
Back Around is an animated music video created by Shamus Alley. A graduate of the Maine College of Art, Shamus has always been looking for a way to marry his two loves: music and art. Portland, Maine landmarks and characters serve as the backdrop of the video with an animated version of the artist meandering through the non-linear landscape. Shamus spent the better part of a year drawing, digitizing, syncing and editing his video using Flash, After Effects and ProTools. The finished product retains a home-made feel with Shamus’ distinctive drawing style.