Indie Film Week | Shane Acker’s 9: from short to feature film
MEET THE CHARACTERS
Meet the characters of Shane Acker’s 9. Here’s a quick guide to the stitchpunk heroes that are going to save the world
1 is the Scientist’s first creation. As the elder, he declares himself the leader of the group. He’s clever and sly, and also domineering, quick-tempered, and threatened by the new arrival of 9, whose higher intellect leads him to question 1’s authority.
2 is a kindly but frail inventor and explorer, who embodies the creator Scientist’s innovative and inspired spirit. An inquisitive person, 2 is also fearless. Acker affectionately describes him as a “salty old dog”.
3 and 4 are the scholarly twins who voraciously catalogue everything they see and find, recording and building a database of the world that surrounds the group, as well as the history that led up to their creation.
5 is a caring, nurturing engineer – the loyal, big-hearted ‘common man’ who always tries to be the peacemaker. He is also an apprentice of 2, with whom he shares a special bond.
6 Although reclusive and eccentric, 6’s bursts of artistic inspiration through drawings made from his pen-nib hands may be the key to helping his fellow stitchpunk beings navigate their darkest hours.
7 is a brave and self-sufficient warrior, and also the group’s sole female. A fiercely independent adventuress, she has been out patrolling the wasteland. To survive, she has adapted, finding the bones of a deceased bird and crafting her distinctive skull helmet.
8 Armed with a giant kitchen cleaver and half a scissor blade, the none-too-bright muscle and enforcer of the group, 8, is created to help the others physically survive the dangerous post-apocalyptic world.
9 plays the role of the newly born hero. He is the ‘fresh pair of eyes’ that will eventually question the leadership of 1 and ultimately save the group, who represent the last vestiges of humanity in a post-apocalyptic world.
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on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 11:55 am under Features, Making of.
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