Strange Beasts MR Short Film
"Strange Beasts" is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. How far can it go?
Written, directed by Magali Barbé. Produced by: PEANUT
Co producers: Red Knuckles
The story is set in what looks very similar to present day but has the other wordly and magical appearance as these ‘pets’ interract more and more with the protagonist and his daughter. Very light hearted and playful in the interractions until the audience become aware that his daughter is another AR charcter in his life and his meaningful relationship with his daughter does not exist in the physical world. He appears happy in his own reality but the tone is feels more like a warninng than celebration of things to come. The live action is very low budget which works well when combined with these fantastical elements. It would
have less impact if there were flying cars in the background, the contrast adds punch.