Spirit Project

August 2017

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Spirit is an animated short film inspired by the real life Mars rover. It's a reimagining of the rover's adventures on Mars as he drills for water. At times clumsy, prone to mishaps and hindered by setbacks, Spirit is undeterred in his quest on the red planet. It's a story of exploration and marvel for a strange new world, through the lens of a determined little rover that lives up to his namesake.

I designed the character with key features from the original robot, but some of it is very much inspired by Wall-E, my favorite film.

It's slow progress as I'm working alone, but I love the character, cute little Spirit that he is, and I hope to share his story with you one day.

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