Our short film 'Billy' and three works by other directors are part of the Pause Originals collection of 2022 year with the theme, "Beyond 2050". Pause Originals is a digital platform dedicated to nurturing and showcasing the creative endeavours of emerging filmmakers for over a decade.
"Billy" was born out of our desire to explore a different angle in the world of robotics and storytelling. We wanted to step away from the typical post-apocalyptic robot narratives and instead introduce a lighter, more sarcastic story. You know, we're all a bit tired of the heavy stuff, and we thought it would be interesting to take a problem we care about, like waste recycling, and present it from a fresh perspective.
Written and directed byArtem Shcherbakov
Art DirectorsMaxim Shagovikov
Executive producersArtem Shcherbakov
Script EditorPetr Samoilov
Lead AnimatorAnton Chistiakov
Lead Visual Development ArtistNail Gaynullov
VFX artistAndrey Bibartsev
Directors of PhotographyNail Gaynullov
Character concept artistsMaxim Shagovikov
Character artistsAlexander Panin
Props artistsAlexander Korshakov
Animation artistsAnton Chistiakov
Music and Sound-designIlia Shibanov
Rigging artistRavshan Gaziev
Rigging artist (props)Alexander Smirnov
Track, cleanupAlexandr Chiknaev
Previs artistNail Gaynullov
Mocap ActorOtar Berov
Voice ActorBaldwin Williams Jr.