Creele Animation Studios has released its first 3D animated short film titled The Satchel based on the Yoruba mythology of earth’s creation. This story dates back thousands of years, featuring revered Yoruba deities, Obatala and Oduduwa, (sons of Olodumare, the supreme being), who battle for the power to create earth as we now know it using an all-powerful satchel.
A statement said the action-packed, drama-filled short film, created by Creele Animation Studios and Taeps Animation Studios is produced by Nissi Ogulu, Adeoyin Okuboyejo, Ayobami Bello and Jimi Oremule.
According to Director/Producer, Nissi Ogulu, “With The Satchel, we want to start telling authentic African stories to ensure that our magnificent culture is preserved and that we portray the beauty of African culture, lifestyle and music in the concept, character designs, scenes, visual screenplay, art and music direction. This film is one rich with African themes, suitable for all age groups, is relatable and draws a strong connection to home.
“Many of us in my generation grew up consuming a lot of foreign pictures, we weren’t privileged to watch content made up from characters of African descent and this vacuum is what we’re trying to fill starting with our debut project.”
The writer, Jimi Oremule, says “The story centres on what happens to The Satchel 🎒 from the moment it is presented to Obatala to how it ends up with Oduduwa. The passion and power of each deity comes out in their actions, behaviour to one another and for what the satchel can do”.
Staying true to the Creele Animation Studios’ culture of infusing music with art, Nissi Ogulu brings to life the sophisticated 3D animated motion picture through her music by lacing the film with two beautifully written songs titled “Adupe” & “Wonderful”, both of which are set to be fan favourites.
The Satchel can be screened on the film’s official YouTube page.