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V/X Animation Releases Afro-Futuristic Short Film ‘Glych’

V/X Animation Releases Afro-Futuristic Short Film ‘Glych’

The award-winning company is excited to announce the official release of the visually stunning, action-packed animation film GLYCH.  A preview of the animation will be unveiled Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Carnegie Hall’s Afrofuturism virtual arts exhibition. 

Set in the fictional Nuuru Galaxy, the story follows Princess Kiama, a fugitive on the run from the Galactical Council, and Miungu Nyekundu (“the Red Gods”).  On her journey, Kiama discovers the lost ancestral ability to “glych”, which allows members of an elite bloodline to enter a parallel reality through a tear in space and time.  Kiama, now in hiding and grieving the loss of her mother, gets a startling message from an unexpected visitor.

The entire series unveils the legend of Kiama, who after the separation from her parents and with a kingdom under political siege, must learn the true meaning of bravery and face her destiny with the help of loyal friends along the way.

The epic tale is an African sci-fi action-adventure and the brainchild of writer, director, and producer Muniyra Douglas and director-producer Somto Ajuluchukwu.  

A true testament to the global unification of African creators is reflected in the film’s diverse talent hailing from Canada, Jamaica, USA, and Nigeria.  An all-female cast proudly boasts voice acting from Nigerian trailblazers: actress Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, singer-songwriter-actress Seyi Shay, and actress and producer Imoh Eboh. 

Akindoju fondly stating that “GLYCH to me screams the future.  It means the next level of storytelling, the next level of where our minds can take us”.  

And the opening track,“On to the Next” is a feature from Toronto rapper King Bliss, produced by Bes Kept, and mixed and mastered by hip-hop great DJ Mercilless, who’s worked with Ghostface Killah, Styles P., and many more.

It’s a coming-of-age tale that explores political corruption, ancestral heritage, womanhood, estranged family relationships, and mental health.  It is a series that highlights Vortex Corp.’s personally-coined genre “spirit fiction,” which incorporates traditional African mythology, culture, and spiritual philosophy in fictional stories.

For more information on GLYCH visit www.vxanimation.com

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