Synopsis: A child’s encounter with classic masterpieces triggers a confronting epiphany.
When we look at great art, do we realise it is looking back? With eyes that see more clearly than we do?
In a mysterious gallery imbued with strange life, shadows of the past and unresolved futures collide when a child’s vision peels away the layers of what we call ‘reality’…join a journey through the masterpieces you thought you knew as their hidden souls are finally given a voice.
Procreate on iPad was used to individually draw each element of the paintings (new and old). The classical paintings had to be entirely digitally redrawn and repainted by me, from scratch using the originals as references.
Radheya Jegatheva is an Oscar qualified and AACTA nominated filmmaker based in Perth, Australia and born in Johor, Malaysia to parents of South Korean, Japanese, Indian and Malaysian ancestry. He is a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts graduate from Curtin University (2021) in Western Australia. Radheya’s films have been selected to 26 Academy Award Qualifying Festivals. His 2019 film, The Quiet was Oscar qualified, and his 2017 film iRony was nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema & TV Arts (AACTA) Award.