This short film

directed and written by the creative director, Paul Marino. The Animator(2015) is a short thriller film depicting the stress and anxiety of an animator while trying to meet his deadline. However, he will soon discover that that was the least of his problems, as his creations soon turn on him.

Our approach

This was one of Marino’s first few films, and it was shot on an 8mm film camera. Since this project was done on film, preproduction was of utmost importance because unlike shooting on a digital camera every mistake is a waste of film footage. Hence, a lot of effort was placed into storyboarding, lighting design, location scouting, blocking, and sound design. Our biggest challenge was getting the lighting and exposure as perfect as possible since there was no way for us to check what was captured on the footage.