About Seed in the Sand

Driven by starvation in his dry and lifeless meadow, a desperate nest-dwelling creature obsessed by mysterious dreams abandons his mate and egg to find salvation beyond the sea of sand.

SEED IN THE SAND is the second film in Christiane Cegavske’s stop motion animated trilogy, which began with BLOOD TEA AND RED STRING.

Though this film takes place in the same world, it is in a distant time and place from the land where Blood Tea and Red String took place. The creatures here are similar but of another race. Seed in the Sand opens where Blood Tea and Red String ends, in the live action world inhabited by the masked woman. She is in a meadow now, dressed in a red coat carrying a red bag. After digging a small hole she reaches into the red bag, pulls out the large golden gem and plants it in the ground. When she has departed, small white creatures with long pointy ears and red beaks emerge from their nests to watch the spot until one day a sprout emerges.

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This sprout grows into a large bush with leaves of book pages and a white cloth pod sewn up with red stitching. After many dreams of an island of dancing dolls, one of the white creatures plucks the precious pod and goes away with it across the sea of sand in a boat made of a discarded map, abandoning his mate and their egg. On his journey, he meets a trio of gem mining island dwellers, covered in black fur with pointy ears and black beaks, who are keen to have the pod for themselves. As he makes his escape from them, his very life is in danger when he meets a ferocious blue sea monster intending to drag him down under the sand to its lair. The island dwellers remain in hot pursuit crowded into a teacup rowing with a silver spoon.

Moments filled with love and tenderness, eyes filled with dangerous greed, heroic acts and adventure all await the viewer in this new film from Christiane Cegavske.

Help support production by becoming my patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cegavske

3 thoughts on “About Seed in the Sand

  1. megan May 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm Reply

    you are incredible

  2. Charles De La Mare June 5, 2014 at 9:04 am Reply

    How did you create this forest set? what materials did you use?

  3. Christiane October 16, 2015 at 7:56 am Reply

    The trees have a foundation of plywood, wrapped in wire mesh. I wrapped that in cloth strips that were dipped in plaster. I spread more plaster on the trees and carved it down after it set.

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