TAFI Best of Festival, National Scholastic Gold Medal, MSPIFF Nextwave Finalist, AAHSFF Best Animation Nominee
I made a film about the process of warming up and returning to a place of love. It is inspired by an old family story of my great-grandfather’s sudden imprisonment in a Russian gulag. He nearly froze to death, but pure luck allowed him to return home to his wife. It ended up more abstract than expected, but hopefully in a nice way.
Animated with Photoshop CC 2015 and the AnimDessin2 plugin, composited in AfterEffects. Watercolor backgrounds and textures were traditionally painted and scanned.