‘Origin,’ a short animation, tells the story a young man in Dublin who, on the brink of emigration, comes to realize the spirit he’s leaving behind.

Screen shot from 'Origin'

The short animation was directed by James Stacey and produced by Souljacker Films with the support of the Irish Film Board.

‘Origin’ was nominated for Best Animation at the 2012 IFTA’s, and was the winner of the Best Animated Short at Blackrock Animation Film Festival of 2012.

The animation was scripted by Matthew Darragh and James Stacey, with an original score by Rónán Ó Snodaigh of Kíla.

To learn more about ‘Origin,’ check out the crew’s blog here.

Watch the award-winning animation ‘Origin’ here: