"A high-octane symphony of neon, acid, gasoline, and East of June's rock n' roll speed demon"


THE MOVIE


Crosstar Void is an animated short movie driven by the song "Rebel" by the band East of June (Los Angeles, CA). A race filled with acid, neon, and gasoline to the Crosstar space station and its secrets.


Directed and animated by João Antunes Jr (@antunesketch) and using frame-by-frame and cut-out digital animation techniques, inspired by classics from the 80s and 90s like Heavy Metal (1981), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Love , Death, and Robots (2019) and Æon Flux (1991) and with a duration of 4 minutes and 16 seconds.


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THE DIRECTOR


João Antunes Jr. is a Brazilian artist. His art is characterized by vibrant colors and characters that mix humanity, horror, and robotics in worlds filled with chaos, dystopias, and sci-fi.


His biggest influences are French comic artist Jean Giraud “Moebius”, North American Geof Darrow, Japanese artist Masamune Shirow, and Brazilian Watson Portela.

As inspiring works, he highlights films such as Blade Runner, Event Horizon, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, and anime such as Ghost in the Shell, Akira, and Cyber City Oedo 808.


He has directed and produced several pieces for advertising in addition to 2 award-winning short films, called Digisexdreams and Sparkblade, with the collaboration of other artists in the music and script.




REBEL


"Rebel" is a song from the band East Of June.

Formed in 2018, features bassist Dirk Lance, vocalist Emily Rath, and Kyle Mortensen on guitar. Lance was notably a founding member of Incubus who co-wrote and performed on the famed rock band’s hit albums S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Make Yourself, and Morning View, thus a force behind the group’s biggest songs “Drive,” “Pardon Me,” and “Wish You Were Here.”


After leaving Incubus, Lance spent the last decade on a passion project called Willie’s Nerve Clinic before joining up with Kyle Mortensen to start a songwriting collective. After meeting and working with Emily Rath, the trio decided they had something awesome to share, and it was time to put a name to the collaboration: East Of June.




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