The "Polka" film was born out of a shared interest to investigate the creative process of Sky Pie team with the designers at Refinery 43. "Our aim was to explore the hazy origins of an idea, and the trials and tribulations that one must endure to find out what’s on the other side. We were expecting to make a process film. In a case of life imitating art, we instead ended up making a pink-fringed tale of polka dots."
Ultimately Polka’s journey has very little to do with the pattern that vexes her, she must push past her own narrow world views and envision another world altogether. Or as the Lorax puts it, “It's not about what it is, it’s about what it can become”.
WRITER & DIRECTOR: Daniel Castro at Sky Pie Studio
GRAPHIC DESIGN : Kelsy Stromski at Refinery 43
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : Evan Jake Cohen
ORIGINAL SCORE: Joel Pickard
SET DESIGNER: Espen Oydvin
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Boris Ebzeev
ART DEPARTMENT: Katherine Yaksich