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A plucky fish busker and his jellyfish companion outwit a terrifying shark bully in this playful animated short film.

Bait & Switch was produced by DigiPen’s Team Goochy, nine artists, animators, and music and sound designers. It was selected to show at the Portland Film Festival, Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, and Blue Plum Animation Festival.

Awards and Recognition

Official Selections

  • 2015 Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • 2015 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • 2015 Portland Film Festival

The Team

  • Evan Alderete

    BA in Music and Sound Design

    Role: Composer

  • Grey Davenport

    BA in Music and Sound Design

    Role: Sound Design

  • Ian Hampton

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Environment Artist

  • Cole Harrington

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Animator

  • Kevin Kaufman

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Animator

  • Siew Yi Liang

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Animator

  • Derek Schuetz

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Environment Artist

  • Seongjun Yun

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Concept Artist

  • Jakob Zoepfl

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Producer, Animator

Animation Stills

  • A gloomy street looking across at windowed double-doors leading into a building underneath the sea
  • A small pink jellyfish looks at an open tin can in front of an orange fish holding a guitar-like instrument
  • An orange fish in a red cap and striped blue t-shirt and holding a guitar-like instrument looks upwards
  • A purple shark in jeans bares his teeth coming up behind a small orange fish in a blue-striped t-shirt
  • A small orange fish is being choked at its neck, its eyes bulging out and tongue hanging out
  • An orange hand holds out a brown wallet. An ID card with the name "Sharky" can be seen inside.
  • An orange fish in a red cap and striped blue t-shirt and holding happily plays a guitar-like instrument at a bus stop
  • At a bus stop underwater, a large purple shark in jeans confronts a smaller orange fish in a striped t-shirt holding a banjo