AWAY is an amazing feature length animated ﬁlm; written, produced and directed entirely by one very talented person: Director and Animator, Gints Zilbalodis. Gints worked on the ﬁlm for three and a half years, writing the fascinating story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to the ﬁlm.
The story is about a boy traveling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with diﬀerent animals and reﬂects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, and in a way, the story-line/narrative is a reﬂection of the creative process of the making of the ﬁlm itself. The main idea of AWAY is our common, universal need to ﬁnd a connection.
“I’m very happy to have ﬁnally ﬁnished the ﬁlm after so many years... And I can’t wait to share it with the world because watching ﬁlms in a theatre is the best way to create a connection with people.” – Gints Zilbalodis