‘The Satchel’, a 3D animated short film adaptation for the popular Yoruba mythological tale of the earth’s creation, is set to debut in December.
Creele Animation Studios and Taeps Animation Studios, the creators of the film, broke the news to TheCable Lifestyle on Sunday following the debut of its first trailer.
“We are proud to unveil the official trailer for this action-packed, drama filled 3D animated short film, out this December,” they wrote in a joint statement announcing the project.
“This story dates back thousands of years long before our time, featuring Africa’s very own deities, Obatala and Oduduwa who battle for the power to create a kingdom using an all-powerful Satchel.”
‘The Satchel’ is produced by a team including Adeoyin Okuboyejo, Nissi Ogulu, Ayobami Bello, and Jimi Oremule.
Ogulu, director of ‘The Satchel’, said that the initiative behind the animation is to “portray the beauty of African culture, lifestyle and music in the concept, character designs, scenes, visual screenplay, art and music direction.”
“It’s rich with African themes suitable for all age groups, relatable and draws a connection to culture,” she said.
Oremule, who doubles as the screenwriter, added: “The story centres on what happens to The Satchel from the moment it is presented to Obatala (keep your eyes peeled) to how it ends up with Oduduwa.
“The passion; power of each deity comes in their actions, behaviour to one another and what the satchel can do.”
The trailer for the movie begins by prortraying Obatala, a deity embarking on a daunting escapade to retrieve a satchel. After bidding his queen farewell, he meets firce opposition that would later determine the fate of his kind.
Watch the trailer below:
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