The Messenger is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them.
Humans once believed that birds could carry messages, their presence was meaningful. They have helped predict the change of seasons, the coming of storms and the rise of toxins in the food chain. Once again they have something to tell us. (songbirdsos.com)
This sprawling documentary tells an urgent story and Electric Square was on board right from the start to help integrate the animation and graphics into the film as organically as possible. From data visualization to vfx augmentation of gorgeous slow motion photography of birds in flight, we worked closely with director Su Rynard to find the elegant balance the visuals needed to strike between subtle and breathtaking. Proud of this one.