Frayed Ends is the first 3D short movie to be conceived in Jordan. It was the brainchild of eight people who wanted to do something different and challenging. It shows the darker side of animation, it conveys an abstract message that can touch people in a unique way.
It is a no budget film. The whole work from the story writing to final compositing and sound editing took three and a half months to finish. And it was completely locally made. Cutting edge techniques were used in the creation, and new tools and techniques were innovated as well.
Frayed Ends is a story about a typical young man, whose depression has pushed him to the edge, he represents the darker side of the new generation’s thinking, and it shows the psyche of a guy who’s still trying to accept what fate has brought him.
It was done by Wajdy Farhan, Mona Zalloum, Karam Al-Nazer, Sandra Dajani, Isam Uraiqat, Alaa Taleb, Maha Al-Shafi, Shirin Kamal.
I have to admit it’s pretty damn good. It’s very short and has a kind of Fight Club feeling to it (you’ll know it when you see it). The music used in the end credits didn’t fit in and the plot was a bit predictable. But while the film is deliberately dark and depressing (which I kind of wish it wasn’t), it’s makers give me hope for the future of the arts in Jordan.
Now they just need a budget.
Hat Tip: Tambi Jalouqa