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In the city of Bag-heads, a senate member faces a tough choice between political career, brothels and love for a mysterious woman. A choice that will transform his life and the city in unimaginable ways.

Schirkoa is a 14 minute animated short film created by Ishan Shukla. Ishan worked on it on and off along with a day job for 4 years. The film will run in festival circuit until mid 2018 followed by an online release. Schirkoa premiered at Los Angeles on 8th September 2016 at the LA Shorts Film Festival where it qualified for the Oscars 2017 after winning  ‘Best Animated Short’ award. It then went on to win ‘Best of Show’ at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 along with many more.

Schirkoa is now being produced as a feature length animation of the same name. It’s set to release in 2020.

Director/Writer/CG Artist
Ishan Shukla

Sharad Varma

Sales and Distribution
Marcin Łuczaj

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Creator: Ishan Shukla
Original Title: Schirkoa
Category: Animated Short
Country of production: India
Year of production: May 23 2016
Running time: 13:31 minutes
Genre: Dystopia, Retro-Futurism, Fantasy
Style: Non-photo realistic 3d animation
Aspect Ratio: Scope (2:39:1)
Frame Rate: 24P
Audio: 5.1
Language: English
Website: http://www.schirkoa.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schirkoa


Writer/Director: Ishan Shukla (website) (IMDb)
Producer: Sharad Varma
Original Score: Nicolas Titeux (website) (IMDb)
Lead Voice Actor: Kira Buckland (website) (IMDb)

CGI: Ishan Shukla
Animation: Yiming Lim/ Milan Padhiyar/ Nicholas Agatha Wiwobo/ Ishan Shukla
Rigging: Yiming Lim/ Sachendra Shukla

Sound Design, Sound Mix, Foley: Nicolas Titeux
Voice Actors: Nelly Esposito/ John David Grey/ Nicolas Titeux/ Florian Chaillou/
Mario Delgado Curto/ Claire Galophin/ Lisa Montero-Dress/ Rosa Nihongo/ Florence Poirier
Post Production:  Ishan Shukla