Shadows

Animated short film | Spring 2021

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ABOUT SHADOWS

     Shadows was made at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) by a talented team of six 2D animation students, over the course of a year (2020-2021). Its style was inspired by Japanese animated works, and the film takes place in Japan by a shrine and a rice field.

     Our film's story is a metaphor about growth and transformation - in order to experience meaningful growth, we often must struggle and allow dark shadows to engulf us. We depict this idea in a simple way, through a young child and a flower.

Synopsis

     While exploring a shrine withinforest, a four year old girl discovers a magical flower. When large shadows suddenly cover the shrine and follow her, the flower begins to die. She becomes determined to outrun the shadows into the sunlight in order to save it.

     She soon comes to learn that shadows can be overwhelming and you can try to outrun them, but they can result in beautiful growth if you allow them to transform you.

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Stills

Meet the Crew

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Eunhae Mary Park

director・background and prop design・layout line and coloring artist・rough and clean up animation・compositing

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Mason Wilke

producer・prop design・layout line artist・rough and clean up animation

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Allie Ewers

character design : whale・background and prop design・layout coloring artist・rough and clean up animation・coloring artist・sound mix

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Henry Prouty

character design : girl・rough and cleanup animation

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Yizhe Yi

background and prop design・rough and clean up animation・coloring artist

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Jiawen Tan

character design : girl (poses and expressions)・promotional design artist・layout coloring artist

Special Thanks

supervisors

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Troy Gustafson

Jose Silva

Wendy Kong

layout coloring artist

Kelsey Necowitz

layout coloring artist

Miharu Murai

clean up animation artist

David Cieri

composer

Erik Ewers

sound mix

Created and Produced at SCAD Animation
Shadows © 2021
Eunhae Mary Park, Mason Wilke, Allie Ewers, Henry Prouty, Yizhe Yi, Jiawen Tan.
All rights Reserved.