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Soul Patron

A debut by filmmaker Frederik Rieckher, Soul Patron presents a rich media journey through the atmosphere and culture of Japan, led by Tokotoko, an exquisitely animated bunny.

In Buddhism, Mizuko Jiz is the protector of deceased children: children who died before their parents in particular. In the form of an interactive journey through Japan, Frederik Rieckher – who created Soul Patron as part of his master’s degree course in applied sciences – gives an impression of the atmosphere and culture of this country.

Our guide is Tokotoko, an animated bunny that was once intended to be a gift for a baby that was stillborn. The journey begins at the Kumakuru temple and leads via Tokyo and Osaka to the Mizuko Jiz house of prayer in Kyoto. The project consists of 34 scenes – in total more than six hours of video material – through which the user can navigate his own way. In each scene, the user zooms in on visual details and receives links to at least two other scenes. It is always stated what the shortest route is to the final destination. At many of the locations, there is background information on social or religious matters, and Tokotoko also offers interesting facts about the places concerned and about Japanese culture in general.

For IDFA DocLab, filmmaker Frederik Rieckher created a live version of Soul Patron as part of the Going Places event.

 

Project details

Year of development :2010
Created by:Frederik Rieckher

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Official website

http://www.soul-patron.com