Time-lapse Short Film Shows How Nature Overtakes New York

Originally released in 2014, the short film Wrapped depicts the collapse of New York as it is slowly overrun by immense vines and heavy greenery. The film, created by Roman Vaelin, Falko Paeper, and Florian Whittmann, uses real footage along with CG magic to generate the post-human landscape. The short begins with the death of a small rat, the catalyst that brings about the disintegration of the city’s man-made structures. As the powerful vines weave and wrap around the buildings, the growth seems to spread endlessly, engulfing everything it touches.

The short explores the effects of time and change focusing on the world’s seemingly never- ending cycles. The deterioration of one is the foundation of another. This fact takes on new dimensions when the unexpected forces of nature clash with the existing structures of our civilizations,” the creators say.

Since its release, the film has been screened at over 100 festivals.

Learn more about the short film here.

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