Rendezvous with Rama
Rendezvous with Rama from Aaron Ross on Vimeo.
The Pitch: Last week it was revealed that David Fincher won’t be directing a big screen adaptation of Rendezvous With Rama after all. We used an image for our blog about the news which we just assumed was included in one of the many editions of the book. Apparently not. Longtime /Film reader Aaron Ross e-mailed to inform us that the image is actually from his short film. Ross directed and animated the short in 2001 while attending Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. We get a lot of VOTD submissions from film school students. As you would expect, most of them are horrible and never make it to the site. But every once in a while, a student short films surprises me. This is the case with Ross’s Rama-based short. You can definitely see the inspiration of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001. Aaron Ross has since been hired by Blue Sky Studios, and has worked on Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Horton Hears a Who! and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.