Based on a true story, CRUISING follows a young man through an extrovert's dream and an introvert's nightmare; the chaotic and cacophonous world of forced-fun aboard an insular cruise ship. His initial inability to accept his environment drives him to suicidal fantasy, where he learns to cope with his stressors, discomfort and anxieties.

Sound and music by Michael Goldman (,
Mix by Jerry Summers

Special thanks to my family, Ana Mouyis, Kirsten Winter, Maureen Selwood, Michael McNeff, Kirsten Lepore, Troy Morgan, Matt Reynolds, Minhee Kang, Brandon Rhoads, Alexa Morita and my First Year Short classmates.

Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia, 6/24/15
Rooftop Films, Brooklyn, NY, 6/20/15
Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, AUS 6/3-14
Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Mammoth Lakes, CA 5/27/15
NW Animation Festival, Portland, OR 5/4/15
Anima Festival, Brussels, Belgium 2/13/15
Slamdance, Park City, UT 1/23/15
CutOut Fest, Queretaro, Mexico 11/13/14
International Motion Art Awards, NYC 11/5/14 (Winner)
Klik! Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 11/4/14
DOK Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany 10/29/14 (Golden Dove Nominee)
Animated Bafici, Buenos Aires, Argentina 9/25/14
Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 (Honorable Mention)
Encounters Film Festival, Bristol, UK 9/19/14
FILE Anima, Sao Paolo, Brazil 7/27/14
Animation Block Party, BAM, NY 7/25/14 (Best Experimental Film)
LiE, Santa Fe Art Colony, LA 5/17/14
CalArts Showcase, REDCAT, LA 5/1/14

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