Help Support Carlos Baena's Animated Horror Short Film 'La Noria'

October 26, 2015

La Noria Short Film

"Darkness isn't always what it seems." Animator Carlos Baena, who has worked at Pixar and ILM, is now working on his own solo projects and one of them coming up is called La Noria. Thanks to SlashFilm for the tip. La Noria is an animated horror film that is a bit different. "Given the dark nature of the story as well as the psychological backstory of the main character, La Noria has a quality that is very different from most animated films." They've launched an Indiegogo page to collect $50,000 to fund the animated project and have also released a teaser trailer along with the pitch video. It looks great - the animation is impressive, and I'm curious to find out more about the creature that's haunting him. Give this indie horror film a look.

La Noria means "ferris wheel" in Spanish. Here's some of the kick ass concept art being given as a reward:

La Noria - Concept Art

La Noria - Concept Art

La Noria - Concept Art

La Noria - Concept Art

To watch Carlos Baena's Indiegogo featurette discussing the idea behind-the-project, head to Vimeo here.

Description: "La Noria is an animated short film directed by filmmaker/animator Carlos Baena and produced as an online collaboration with artists from around the world." La Noria is a very personal story for Carlos and is different than most animated films that he's worked on (at Pixar and elsewhere). "It combines suspense, horror, and emotion. It's about a little boy who likes to draw and build toy ferris wheels who after a devastating loss encounters some creatures who turn his life upside down. Having found himself in a dark and difficult emotional situation at one point in his life, Carlos always wanted to tell a story based on the dark and emotional journey in a very visual way." For more info and to support, visit their Indiegogo.

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Very intense looking, animations look phenomenal. From the sounds of it, this could be really amazing, I'll try to toss a few dollars their way, but it's already half way done just four days into the campaign.

Justin R on Oct 26, 2015


Wow! Looks great. But thematically similar to INSIDE OUT.

DAVIDPD on Oct 26, 2015


I definitely will toss a few buck (even though it's almost done lol)! This looks incredible. I am very anxious to see this final product. Also, listen to this with headphones on...the atmosphere that is created is all too real. Pretty spooky 😀

Jesse on Oct 27, 2015


Cool.....so much can be done with animation that can't be done (convincingly) with live action + CGI effects. Let's hope this becomes a feature film

TheOct8pus on Oct 27, 2015


Look cool. The Bioshock influence is pretty strong.

ff on Nov 2, 2015

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