Where it Floods

Where it Floods – 2017

Blind stubbornness in the face of global catastrophe, and the victims thereof. Calvin, his wife Patty and their son, Kenny, try to maintain their farm and survive in a flooded mid-western landscape despite the fact that (mostly) everyone else seems to have moved on to somewhere safer.

Medium-length narrative (RT 46 mins), focusing heavily on stubbornness, guilt, memory and self-imposed blindness.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Winner Best Animated Short – Sydney World Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

Winner Best Animated Film – Midwest IFF 2017 Best of the Midwest – Chicago, IL

Finalist, Animated Film – Moondance International Film Festival, Boulder, CO

Nominated Best Animated Short – Orlando Film Festival, Orlando, FL

Honorable Mention – Rural Route Film Festival, Astoria, NY

FESTIVALS 2017

Animafest Zagreb – Grand Feature Competition, Zagreb, Croatia

Orlando Film Festival, Orlando, FL

Charlotte Film Festival, Charlotte, NC

Moondance International Film Festival, Boulder, CO

Sydney World Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

ANIMA Festival Internacional de Animación de Córdoba, Argentina (International Panorama)

Midwest Independent Film Festival – Headliner, Chicago, IL

All assets drawn on paper, scanned and colored digitally, composited in After Effects.

Check out the process page here.

Some stills below. Much more info on Tumblr.

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CAST

Calvin Barnes – Chris Marcum
Patricia Barnes – Suzanne Johnson
Maggie Hatfield – Laurie Getchell
Doyle – Kevin Crispin
Wallace – Ryan Schiewe
Kenny Barnes – RL Taradash
Additional Animation
Shawn Spear

“Zerbrechliche Schönheit” written and performed by
Ryan Hanson

Additional Character Designs by

Ryan Schiewe

Animation Interns

Katherine Terada
Foster John Wattles
Ling Song

Recording Engineer

Bryen Hensley

Additional Dialog Recording Engineers

Kaitlyn Heffron & Kyle Eskra

Thanks

Bryen Hensley and RDS Chicago
Mitch Apley
Scott Taradash
Alida Dow
Chris Sullivan
Nathan Trares
Angela Carlson
Nicholas Fox Robbins
Shayna Connelly

BIG Thanks

Shelley Dodson and Devin Bell (Alot of Fire!)
Ryan Schiewe
Wendy Roderweiss, Josh Jones, Alexander Stewart, Meghann Artes, Jo Dery, Sean Thompson

This film was made in part through an MFA grant from the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University

Best Animated Short – Sydney World Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

Finalist, Animated Film – Moondance International Film Festival, Boulder, CO

Honorable Mention – Rural Route Film Festival, Astoria NY

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