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A young woman walking home from studying for a stable career passes by a ballet studio, where she sees a young girl dancing. The encounter reawakens a forgotten passion in the young woman, who remembers the dreams she thought she’d left behind.

To properly portray the movement and feeling of the film’s dance sequence, the student team did extensive figure and gesture drawings of ballerinas.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2018 Pollino International Film Fest

    Best Animation Short Film

  • 2018 Anim8 Student Film Festival

    Award of Excellence

  • 2018 Overmountain (fka Blue Plum) Animation Festival

    Best of Student Award

  • 2019 Oregon Short Film Festival

    Finalist, Best Animated Film

Official Selections

  • 2019 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
  • 2019 Athens Animfest
  • 2018 InShort Film Festival
  • 2018 Capitol Dance & Cinema Festival
  • 2018 Celtic Animation Film Competition
  • 2018 Greensboro Dance Film Festival
  • 2018 Hyperfest International Student Film Festival
  • 2018 Palm Springs International Animation Festival
  • 2018 Universal Kids Film Festival

The Team

  • Sarah Amburgey

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Story, Art Director

  • Kean De Reuck

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Editor, Lead Animator

  • Victoriya Disko

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Clean Up, Effects

  • Paige Summers

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: 3D Animation, Producer

  • Laura Urbano

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Character Designer, Animator

Animation Stills

  • An overhead shot of a purple and pink city in the rain.
  • A young woman in glasses stands in the rain in front of a white brick wall with ivy growing on it.
  • A turquoise ballerina dances as a purple wave crests towards her.
  • Shadows of judgmental, scowling figures superimposed over large deformed windows surround the colorless form of a cowering young woman.
  • A ballerina, bathed in pink stage light, dances in front of a packed audience in a large, ornate theater.
  • A young girl with a small umbrella over her shoulder smiles in a rainy pink and purple cityscape.