Fresh Air

Maudie from Fresh Air animation
Another silent movie with strange noises...this one stars Maudie, unlikely hero of "The Meadows" Rest Home. making animations about older female characters makes you think of interesting questions like how do we distinguish male and female in animations, what are the signs that indicate female or old, how do we do this in a way that makes an individual character and not a stereotype?  I'm trying to use movement and expression and the behaviour of the character in relation to the story...referencing her memories and a sense of "nothing to lose"...
This film was selected for Sunderland Short Film festival 2015, where the critics were nice enough to say that the crude drawings (?!) were indeed a breath of fresh air. Not sure I was shooting for crude, but I'm happy with rough, or even wobbly. Animation should probably have movement!

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