Wade

India / 2019 / animated / 11' / Short Film Competition

A dystopian vision of Calcutta flooded by water, inevitably rising due to global warming. Its residents, paddling in the flood, deprived of their homes, fight for survival with a pride of tigers. Who will win this battle? Who will have to be sacrificed to save others? What defensive mechanisms will be activated in the face of danger? Are the reactions of humans and animals very much different? Bringing together Indian beliefs, local folklore and the fear of the future, this animation reminds us of the disastrous consequences of climate change and shows us how nature seeks to preserve the balance.

directed by
Upamanyu BhattacharyyaQ&A guest

One of founding members and partners at the Ghost Animation Collective, India. He is a graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. “Wade” is his first independent short film.

Kalp SanghviQ&A guest

Animation director, co-founder and partner at Ghost Animation Collective, India. A graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. “Wade” (2019) is his first independent animated short film.

cinematography
Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp Sanghvi
script
Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp Sanghvi
animated by
Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp Sanghvi, Anwaar Alam, Gaurav Wakankar, Nikunj Patel
music
Troy Vasanth
editing
Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp Sanghvi
production
Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp Sanghvi (Ghost Animation)
Photo
Wade
Trailer