Nothing Happens Unclassified 18+
It is about spectatorship, about watching and being watched.
It is freezing cold on the outskirts of town. Yet people gather. I watch them form a row across the horizon. We all wait for something to happen. However, nothing does…
Waiting. What are we doing out here?
Crows are congregating around us. Calling at each other.
But nothing happens. Time passes.
We are all watching.
And then... it happens.
One gun shot.
A sudden frenzy of batting wings and shrieking caws.
The musicians begin to play.
The crowd slowly scatters in all directions, silently going back to their lives. The late winter landscape is once again empty, deathly still.
It appears that we have been assembled to witness a brutal act. To participate in being seen - the spectacle of watching and being watched.
Director Michelle and Uri Kranot | Producer Marie Bro, Emmanuel Alain-Raynal, Pierre Baussaron
Beginning their career in animation, Michelle and Uri Kranots’ work has expanded beyond the traditional: their art straddles experimental genres and unfamiliar mediums, fusing handmade crafted images and new technologies into contemporary experiences. Their current work continues to test the frontiers of immersive art and moving images. The Kranots are the founders of TinDrum, an animation production company and the producers and creative directors of AniDox, focused on development and production of animated documentaries. Part of the Animation Workshop in Viborg Denmark, where they hold various key positions.
The Kranots first gained recognition with films such as Black Tape, Hollow Land, How Long not long and most recently, the VR film installation Nothing Happens which is in competition in Venice International Film Festival, La Biennale di Venezia. They have been honored with the top industry awards for their work, including the Fipresci Prize at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the Oscar® Academy Award Shortlist and the Danish Statens Kunstfond award for the performing arts.
In recent years, the Kranot have focused on collaborative projects using cross-media innovations to enhance emotional human storytelling, exposing the depth and beauty in the things – physical and intangible – that connect us all. Originally from Israel, Michelle and Uri live in Viborg where they are raising their three sons.