A Japanese ghost story adapted from Hearn's "Yuki-Onna"(Kwaidan). Two woodcutters, an old man and his young apprentice, Minokichi get trapped in a snowstorm in the forest and take refuge in a hut. That night, Minokichi is forced to make a bargain that will later be forgotten....
Writing Credits: Patrick Lafcadio Hearn 'Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things' (book) 'Yuki-Onna' (story) Directed by Michelle Pettit-Mee, Narrated by Simon Taylor (Jester Media). Audio Production by gToon (R.Grove).Additional Sound Design (witch's voice): Overman (Phil Rice). Soundtrack: Album 'Out of the Blue': Artist: Tilopa available at Magnatune. Intro music: 'Ghost Processional': Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ All music licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 2.0" .
Filmed entirely in The Sims 2, October 2006.
A Full list of custom content and production credits is available here:
TITLE: The Snow Witch
CREATOR: Britannica Dreams Productions
GAME: The Sims 2
GAME DEVELOPER: Electronic Arts
GAME PUBLISHER: Electronic Arts
GAME ENGINE/MACHINIMA TOOL: The Sims 2
RUN TIME: 10:21
PERFORMERS: Taylor, Simon;
COUNTRY: Great Britain
June 15, 2007 Subject:
This is a brilliant little film - absorbing story, beautiful animation. Highly recommended.
June 14, 2007 Subject:
Haunting and wondrous... One of the best I've seen.
May 26, 2007 Subject:
Good little story
This was the first of this kind that I've seen. Grat story, interesting animation. Beautiful, really.
May 17, 2007 Subject:
What seems like an old tale, but told with the latest technology, is simply great.
I had strong feelings which chaged with each scene.
I'll just say thanks!
January 19, 2007 Subject:
A suspenseful and stylish movie. Awesome all along the line. A truly masterpiece!
December 14, 2006 Subject:
I can't believe more people have not reviewed this. An excellent piece of work.
Good voice over (we'll forgive a couple of mispronunciations) lovely settings, good "acting" bringing everyone together superbly. The shot with the 10 children was excellent! You needed a faster processor or graphics card on the sideways walking shots but otherwise technically faultless. A "tour de force".
An easy five stars.
November 10, 2006 Subject:
Oh my! Really beautiful and well done. It was creepy and pretty at the same time.