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.
|Midwest Independent Film Festival, Chicago, IL May 2. Info here
Animafest Zagreb, Zagreb Croatia. June 8. Info here
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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Calvin Barnes – Chris Marcum
Patricia Barnes – Suzanne Johnson
Maggie Hatfield – Laurie Getchell
Doyle – Kevin Crispin
Wallace – Ryan Schiewe
Kenny Barnes – RL Taradash
“Zerbrechliche Schönheit” written and performed by
Additional Character Designs by
Foster John Wattles
Additional Dialog Recording Engineers
Kaitlyn Heffron & Kyle Eskra
Bryen Hensley and RDS Chicago
Nicholas Fox Robbins
Shelley Dodson and Devin Bell (Alot of Fire!)
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