I, Daniel Elak, directed, edited, modeled, rigged, animated, recorded, acted in and mixed this piece. However, not all of the music is mine. Full music credits are at the end of the film. The 3D modeling in this film is a mix of both my work and that of free source models obtained online. For each royalty free model, however, I either modified it heavily or completely changed the materials on it.

Arielle Schlickman performed the role of Kate.
James Miller performed the role of Felix and the Grim Reaper.


This is my senior thesis film at CU Boulder. I took the knowledge gained from my last animation and expanded upon it. In addition, this film makes full use of all the cinematic techniques I've polished throughout college. It was animated in Maya 2010, composed in After Effects, edited in Final Cut, and recorded/mixed in Soundtrack Pro.

The film features Alex, a young man returning from an orientation at his new job. He returns home to find that his fiancee, Kate, is possessed by a seductive spirit. Alex and his best friend, Felix, charge into the underworld to free her.

Please enjoy!

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