Watch: Another Outstanding Short Film Called 'Tergo' About a Robot
"Sometimes to work out what is beautiful about life it can only be solved by someone who exists to work." Another outstanding must-see short film debuted online this week. This one is titled Tergo, directed by Charles Willcocks, founder of the London filmmaking collective known as Pallas Pictures. They've made an impressive little film about a robot named Tergo that cleans up "after you and me." It's set in London and is about how a robot that cleans up the garbage everyone leaves seems to have more humanity than anyone else. It's simple and effective, and I like the rickety robot character, though I wish we got to see more of him working around the city. This could've been much longer and I would've kept watching and still enjoyed it.
Description from Vimeo: "Tergo cleans. He cleans up after you and me. He picks up the mess we discard but yet remains invisible to all around him. Tergo’s a lost soul in the London urban machine. He’s ready to leave the life he leads behind." Tergo is directed by Charles Willcocks, founder of London filmmaking collective Pallas Pictures (website). This is their first project with an entirely CG lead character. "A labour of love and devotion… it is the existential tale of a cleaning robot lost amongst the everyday drain of work in London. In a city of millions of strangers all living digital relationships, it’s a modern day fable for anybody who might be lonely and caught up in the rat race of life." For more, visit Vimeo. For more shorts, click here.
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
Wall-E on feet. Visually, it's interesting, but the story lacks... a story.
tarek on Jul 15, 2016
Got to the point faster and more effectively than CHAPPIE did in two hours.
DAVIDPD on Jul 15, 2016
I probably shouldn't tease you here, Alex, but you do seem to like the 'sugar and spice and everything nice' sentiment kind of thing with a tad of maudlin rendering added to the mix...poor, poor Tergo...and all that...lol...sorry man. I do enjoy that you obviously love this sort of thing and keep putting it out for all to view. Good for you. I think I'm a bit more cynical and realistic in my view of the world than you appear to be. I'll add that you're probably the more fortunate one than myself though in these matters of worldly perspective...lol...still, I'll stick with where I'm at. Later gator.
Bo on Jul 15, 2016
Yawn... story is more of the same and the animation was really poor. Everyone is fishing for a feature deal with these. You need a STORY folks, bring something to the table.
Verithin on Jul 17, 2016
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