Closed Visit (2017)
Paul hasn't seen his son in five months since the divorce, the only form of contact he is allowed is through a weekly video call. Closed Visit is a modern day story of technology acting as both a coping mechanism and a source of pain.
Using the messages of single fathers on internet forums and both the director’s own experiences of being a single parent child, this animation explores isolation, separation and loss.

Role: Director, Animator and Designer

Starring: Tom Hillenbrand and Jonas Morland.
Additional animation by Katy Wang
Additional colouring by Megan Wright

https://directorsnotes.com/2018/09/07/closed-visit/

Festival Screenings:
ARS Independent Festival, 26th September - 1st October 2017
ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival, 27th September - 1st October 2017
LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, 28th September - 1st October 2017
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, 17th - 22nd October 2017
Bucheon International Animation Festival, 20th - 24th October 2017
Graphic Design Festival Scotland: Shorts, 23rd October 2017
ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan, 28th October - 3rd November 2017
International Animated Short Film Festival Ajayu, 8th - 11th November 2017
Manchester Animation Festival, 14th - 16th November 2017
Short Short Story Film Festival, 25th November - 2nd December 2017
Two Short Nights Film Festival, 1st December 2017
London International Animation Festival (LIAF), 1st - 10th December 2017
Animateka International Animated Film Festival, 4th - 10th December 2017
1st Chania Cartoon & Animation Festival, 20th - 23rd December 2017
"British Shorts" Film Festival, 11th - 18th January 2018
London Short Film Festival (LSFF), 12th - 21st January 2018
Copper Coast International Film Festival, 22nd January 2018
VOID - International Animation Film Festival, 25th January - 3rd February 2018
Ladies Animated Short Screening (LASS), 7th March 2018
MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival, 12th - 16th March 2018
8th International Animated Movies Festival Animocje, 8th - 14th April 2018 
ANIFILM, 1st - 6th May 2018
Semi-Finalist - The Shortest Nights [Short Sighted Cinema], 6th May 2018
In Memoriam Professor Peter Hafner Festival, 9th May 2018
Anibar Animation Festival, 13th-19th August 2018
Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival of Brazil, 20th-31st August 2018
Festival of Animation Berlin, 7th September 2018
ANNY: Animation Nights New York, 15th September 2018
Zubroffka International Short Film Festival, 5th-9th December 2018



Character designs
Animatic development
Scene design development
Film Stills
Promotional poster
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