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Running Lights

This is a story about the eternal miracle of life and death. The unfortunate death of a wild hare turns into a remarkable experience for children who find his body and bury it in a sand box. Now buried, the hare’s life fades away and dozens of magical creatures that lived inside him leave his body in search for a new home. The hare’s life ends by merging with nature, but is reborn in the plants and animals around it. This fairy-tale for children encourages us to think about what death is.

Information

Year
2017
Genre
Animation
Duration
11'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
No dialogues

Team

Producer
Miglė Pelakauskė
Script
Gediminas Šiaulys, Andrius Kirvela
Editing
Gediminas Šiaulys
Sound designers
Fusedmarc and Eglė Sirvydytė, Jurga Šeduikytė, Mixtape Club
Music
Fusedmarc and Eglė Sirvydytė, Jurga Šeduikytė, Mixtape Club
Voice by
Jurga Šeduikytė, Ursula Šiaulytė, Adas Bareikis
Production company
PetPunk

Contacts

Miglė Pelakauskė

Director's biography

Gediminas Šiaulys

Gediminas Šiaulys (Ged Sia) is an animation director, visual artist and a co-founder of a studio PetPunk (Vilnius, Lithuania). The artist’s primary areas of interest lie in animation, tactile crafts and various experiments within these fields. This leads to authentic work that is visually and aesthetically challenging, yet peculiarly subtle.

Gediminas’ works gained recognition by world’s leading art & design magazines and became “New Eastern European Design” synonym. In 2009 Canadian Boards magazine included PetPunk in top 6 of “New Wave of Designers”, while in 2010 UK’s leading design magazine Computer Arts featured PetPunk as “The New Wave of Animation”.
Gediminas Šiaulys together with Petpunk are the first Lithuanians to win the “Young Guns” prize by the Art Directors Club in New York and have been invited to numerous international festivals such as the European Design Conference (Stockholm), Visuelt (Oslo), PICTOPLASMA (Berlin), Onedotzero (London), Anima (Brussels), Arsenale (Florence), Holland Animation Film Festival (Utrecht), 5th Istanbul Animation Festival (Istanbul), Huesca Film Festival (Huesca), Off Motion Festival (Krakow), DesignFLUX 2007 (Paris).

Filmography

Giant / Milžinas (2007, short animation)
The Magnificent Town of Vilnius / Didingas miestas Vilnius (2008, short)
Woos (2008, trumpametražis animacinis)
Legends / Legendos (2009, short animation)
Concerned Kittens / Susirūpinę kačiukai (2012, animated mini-series)
Climate Change – Negotiations / Klimato kaita – Derybos (2012, short animation)
Running Lights / Kaukai (2017, short animation)
Shine / Šviesa (2018, short animation)