In this digitally composed animated fairy tale, a young child resides in a house with a darkly disturbing force that oppresses him in body, mind and spirit. The wallpaper torments him, a malevolent wind deters him from eating, and thorned vines erupt in his bedroom. A sudden cataclysm throws him into a craggy wonderland where he wanders into deep forests and through his inner inferno in a quest to mend his damaged spirit.
The Flooded Playground addresses the emotional complexities of early childhood, the mixture of helplessness and invincibility, sweetness and brutality, and the edge where the lines between the real and the imaginary are blurred. It is concerned with childhood sorrow, magical thinking, transformation, the meaning of home, and the resiliency of the human spirit.
Music Composed by Andrew Barrett
Sound design by Mercer Media
Voices: Alva Rogers- The Singing Tree
Caroline O. Moses - The Baby