This multi-award winning indie film project is ready to make a rebel out of everyone.
Urbance shows you the alternative future where sex kills people. Just like the zombie apocalypse logic, there would be a virus that would change the course of human history. Though, in the zombie apocalypse alternative, humans can find a way to fight the enemy and possibly find a cure, in Urbance, humans are considered to be extinct because of the inability to reproduce.
Despite the fact that there is an organization allegedly looking for a cure, humans are struggling to keep their sanity. One way to salvage their peace is through music. That is why in Urbance, clubs and partying would be considered as the luxury activity for everyone.
With music, they can express themselves and they can move their bodies. But, they still cannot do sexual contact.
Urbance is filled by libido-filled youngsters. There were those rebels who were using this illegal drugs to “put your d**k on ice” that helps the interaction to be “secure.” Unfortunately for these hard-headed rebels, the drugs are still in its beta phase, and is not yet 100 percent functional.
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Good humans try to alleviate their woes with music, chatter and this chemical called “Ndorfin” to fill up their “needs.” These “Ndorfin” chemicals were considered to be “sex in a can.”
The conflict is serious because one misjudgment on sleeping with someone could cause you your life. That is the world of Urbance.
As people try to survive on a daily basis, a group of people would try to change the paradigm and try to solve this issue themselves. Much like a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, Kenzell and Leysa would move their way out of this mess and try to be in a “full” relationship.
“They will have to choose between love or their kind, Passion VS Reason, Deadly Eves VS Neo Blasterz… In their flamboyant relationship lies the premises of a revolution against the authorities, the vicious Mediators and their mysterious separatist laws. Rebels can change the world…”
Success From Humble Beginnings
Urbance started as a Kickstarter campaign with a main goal of raising $189,000 which was already achieved last year. Directed by Joel Dos Reis Viegas, Urbance has made a mark with their flashy artwork and flawless storyline. What’s even more interesting is the character play in the story.
Each and every one of the characters shows an in-depth view of how this generation came about.
With 5 different animation awards up their sleeves, Urbance has really left a mark on their audiences. Their pilot episode aired 7 months ago.
According to Urbance creator Joel Dos Reis Viegas, he was inspired by his collaborator, Forent Auguy.
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“For a long time, I’ve watched Florent’s work on the internet; his style matched perfectly with the universe of Urbance. When I contacted him to see if he was interested in collaborating, he jumped on board right away.”
He also confirmed that Romeo and Juliet was the main reference of the story. The neon colors were kind of reminiscent with Tron, so it might have an indirect influence on the artwork.
As for the storyline, the gender wars truly has created a unique perspective on the animation.
“I was chatting with Sebastian, he just told me one sentence; try to figure out what’s the most important thing you experience now days. And I said wow, I’m here, I’m in Canada, and one of the most difficult things that I, not difficult, but most impacting things that I can see now is the difference of, I would like to say, independence between guys and girls. So I thought about, ‘Wow, it could be nice to have guys on one side and girls on the other side.’ The idea came up like that, by working and chatting with my friend.”
You can watch the first episode of Urbance in the video below.
[Image via Joel dos reis viegas/YouTube]