Gone? – short 3D animation by Elyarch

Gone? - short 3D animation by Elyarch

Inspirational, positive and full of energy, Gone is about revival and hope, featuring a flock of elegant slow motion butterflies, which are endangered or extinct in the British Isles.

A production of Elyarch

Storyline: Revival of endangered butterflies, who come to life and fly away from the picture frame where they were initially constrained. Slow motion of their flight shows their sheer beauty.


Main characters are three butterfly species:
Large Copper (Lycaena dispar) – extinct in Britain since mid XVII century, rare in Europe;
Wood White (Leptidea sinapis) – rare;
Large Blue (Phengaris arion) – critically endangered, became extinct in 1979 on the British Isles, then successfully reintroduced – in essence: revived.

The end scene shows the Large Blue butterfly as a symbol of hope.


Environment: The interior is based on the Great Hall of the Queen’s House (in Greenwich, London), the first truly classical Renaissance building to be erected in Britain, currently a fine art gallery.
“Renaissance” means revival and the setting was chosen purposefully to symbolise the revival of the endangered/extinct beautiful butterflies.


Finding hope and energy to persevere despite difficult times.

Open your wings and fly freely!



Direct: Endangered species can be protected, extinct can be revived, we just need to care about them. Noticing their beauty is the first step.
Hidden: Your soul and what matters to you can escape any confinement and be set free and reborn, and be beautiful in its flight.

Created by Elitsa Dimitrova and Graham Macfarlane
This film has not been commissioned, it shows what we can achieve.

Special thanks to:
Russell Pennington, Tsvetelina Tsvetkova, Slav Trifonov, Adriyana Dimitrova, Ivo Simeonov, Teo, Spiros Kalomiris
for their continuous support and constructive criticism

Chaos Group Vray and Phoenix PD, 3D Studio Max, Adobe After effects and Photoshop, Red Giant Trapcode Form, Frischluft Lenscare, Video Copilot Optical Flares, Acoustica Mixcraft

Elyarch: website