Empyrean Lost / 無明
Directed by: Ryder Ruilyn
Screenplay: Ryder Ruilyn
Production/School: Ryder Ruilyn
Empyrean Lost by Ryder Ruilyn is a 3D linear animation about a boy who dreams of a lost love. Structured as a journey, the boy travels through surreal and uncanny dreamlands. Animated in a subtle pastel palette combined with special effects, the protagonist in Empyrean Lost learns to release his love and overcome heartbreak. As a narrative centered on a painful yet universal emotion, this animation speaks to the path we must all travel to rediscover personal harmony after a lost love.