This ambitious fantasy film from Occidental college won the Gold Metal in the Alternative Category at the 40th annual Student Academy Awards in 2013. I had worked regularly with the director, Raffy Cortina, throughout our school years and when he approached me to do visual effects for his thesis we worked out a stylized approach that infused one of my ongoing loves – traditional animation – with fantasy set pieces. The result is something unique.

Writer, Director & Producer: Raffy Cortina
Co-Producer: Mary Dambro
Director of Photography: Daniel Watson
Editor: Ryan Rambach
Visual Effects & Animation: Cullen Parr
3D Artist: Jen Levine
full screener available on request


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