The Seed Of Juna | *Full Pilot Episode* | Directed By Alvaro Garcia
This is the 13 minutes cg animated pilot of The Seed of Juna, a science fiction epic narrated over nine 22-minute episodes with a franchise potential for at least three additional seasons.
The story revolves around Juna and a group of survivors, who find themselves millions of light years away from Earth. As last survivors of human species, Juna and her companions fight for life facing their deepest fears, impossible moral choices, and an elusive quest for purpose.
A mere 100 years from now, the world is not how we know it anymore. Following a devastating global war, human civilization is nearly extinct. All scientific and technological knowledge has been lost, and the Earth is now overrun by religious fanatics and sects. Juna is a young rebel who was once part of the ruling religious order Three Stars. She pays for her betrayal with her own life. However, she’s not exactly dead. Juna wakes up millions of light years away from Earth in a different part of the universe. As she comes to accept her disposition in a new and frightening place, Juna discovers she’s not alone. Her previous beliefs and convictions come under scrutiny as she faces off a mysterious life form - the Omkai.
The Seed of Juna is created and directed by an independent filmmaker and VFX artist Álvaro García Martinez. Álvaro grew up in Madrid and developed a passion for animation and filmmaking from an early age. He officially kicked off his career in 2010 as a 3D generalist. In 2014, Álvaro directed and produced a short animated film SUMER, which swept a number of selections and awards within the festival circuit, including an official selection at the Academy-qualifying Cleveland Film Festival. As a VFX artist, Álvaro has worked with a number of top facilities, including MPC and ILM, where he developed visual effects for a number of box office successes, such as The Jungle Book, Ready Player One, Avengers, and Pacific Rim. More recently, Álvaro has been leading real-time solutions for Dneg and sharing his knowledge and passion for innovative technologies in filmmaking through a personal educational project. In his work, Álvaro uses sci-fi genre to create stories, which take the audience on a visually and emotionally captivating journey exploring human relationships with themselves and others.