12 December 2010


This is very clever - but you have to wait right till the end to realise just how clever.  Maestro was made back in 2005 which seems like another age ago when it comes to CGI.  The computer-animated short was written, directed and produced by Géza M. Tóth in Budapest, Hungary.

It shows the preparation of the eponymous maestro for his next show.  As you can imagine, great preparation must go in to the performance of a master and we are showed every step of the way.  It will be no surprise, after you have watched it, to discover that it was nominated (in 2007) for the Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards.  Although it lost out to the superlative The Danish Poet it remains a remarkable piece of work (and many say that it was robbed of the award!).

The music is the work of composer Attila Pacsay whose score matches the animation perfectly and is something that can make or break a film of this nature.  Wait till you see the end of the movie until you read on.

Brilliant, eh?