Mariposa is the story of a cave boy named Motuku who befriends a Sabertooth cub. As Motuku is taken on his first hunt and rite of passage, the realization of what his tribe must kill to survive, changes him forever. Like the butterfly that led him to his unlikely encounter, he transforms from a naive child, into a beautiful being suddenly forced to make tough choices in a stunning but brutal world.

Watch the “Mariposa” animatic video I sketched below.

Motuku the Cave Boy Aniimatic from ralph cosentino on Vimeo.