“ There can be no reasonable doubt: the ancient mystery is solved at last. Yet, oh God, there were so many stars you could have used. What was the need to give these people to the fire, that the symbol of their passing might shine above Bethlehem?”
My inspiration came from my interest in mythology and religion. For me, it can be really surprising and kind of confusing when talking with people who have different religious backgrounds, because they may hold extremely opposite opinions and attitudes towards the same thing. So I came up with the idea of creating a short film that can reflect this. Last year, I stumbled upon a short si-fi story Star by Arthur Clark. I was so surprised that the subject matter of Star was exactly the same topic that I want to further explore, so I adopted it and came up with a new piece Supernova.
Star is a deep and abstract book, so at the beginning, I did plenty of research to figure out how to visualize the story to let the audience get the idea. In addition, during the production, I tried not to be limited by some outstanding references, so I rebuilt the visual elements I collected from the internet, mangas and traditional paintings.