The Guardian is a free interpretation of the parable “Before the Law” from Kafka’s book “The Trial”. A peasant, after travelling the world arrives in front of a gate controlled by a fearsome Guardian. The peasant tries to pass through but the Guardian denies him entry. Peasant and Guardian are the same character, the peasant, like each of us, in front of his own fear; the guardian, something shapeless, that surrounds and controls him. The door/gate represents the possibilities we encounter during our life.
The Guardian is a blend of 2D and 3D animation, developed in different softwares and then painted and lighted in Photoshop, frame by frame.