Watch: Gravity companion piece “Aningaaq”, directed by Jonás Cuarón.


Check out the recently released companion piece for the acclaimed film Gravity. It’s a short film entitled Aningaaq, and though it was originally planned as an exclusive feature on the Gravity Blu-Ray/DVD release, the makers have ended up with an Academy Award eligible live-action short after showcasing the film alongside selected festival screenings of Gravity. Following positive feedback, Warner Bros have indeed submitted it for nomination. The film was written and directed by Jonás Cuarón – son of Alfonso, who co-wrote Gravity with his Father – and produced in Greenland with a budget of $100,000 and a team of nine people.

If it does get nominated, it’ll be the first time the same production team find themselves in both the live-action short and, potentially, best feature categories in the same year. Not to mention a father and son production duo! It should be mentioned, too, that Alfonso co-wrote the short with Jonás. So, without any further discussion, please enjoy the film below… though we wouldn’t recommend watching the film until you’ve already seen the feature. It’s a stunning companion piece that will bring you back to one of the film’s most endearing sequences. Cue 3D floating tear.


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Larry Heath

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