I’m excited to share the product of my absence! For the past year, my thesis partner and good friend Esteban Bravo and I have been developing a computer animated short film, “In a Heartbeat,” for our senior thesis project at Ringling College of Art + Design. We are launching this Kickstarter to help cover the costs of hiring a professional composer and sound designer for our film!
“In a Heartbeat” follows an insecure middle school boy who has yet to come to terms with his sexuality. When he crosses paths with the most popular boy in school, his heart pops out of his chest to go after the boy of his dreams. Please visit the Kickstarter page for more development, information, and production artwork on the project!
We are currently mid-production, about to wrap on animation and begin lighting, rendering, and compositing the film, but we need YOUR help to make this film the best that it can be! Any contribution helps, be it a donation or simply sharing the video and spreading the word!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! This film has been a true labor of love for us both and I am so excited to share the finished film with you this Spring!
An animation update. This time of Anny! The more progress I make on the first act, the fewer shots I have that feature Anny which makes me sad. So, I’ve been trying to spread them out as I go. So many shots of Jon… so many..
(Interviewer:The broader theme of cultural tension is something that’s present in literature and film, but it’s rarely presented in a medium that’s for children.) I was really excited about that actually. It’s a layer that was more designed for adults. I wanted to expose kids to these other superheroes they might never have known about but for adults, or the older kids, I think that’s the reality of most immigrant households. There’s this tension between their parents’ world and the world they’ve been brought up in. That’s the honesty and truth of my experience. Many here at Pixar who aren’t necessarily South Asian but are immigrants just totally connected with that point and were just thrilled by it. I don’t think it’s a theme that’s going to go away.
Director Sanjay Patel on his Oscar nominated short animated film Sanjay’s Super Team (2015)
I wanted to create a Youtube Channel for short animated films. These short films can be horror/creepy/inspirational etc.
I’m currently looking for those in design that can help create these animations. Please send me a portfolio with videos/gifs you have created before at email@example.com. I will choose 3-4 people. If chosen, more details will be discussed in our contract.
SO THERE WILL BE A NEW GAY ANIMATION FILM!! I AM NOT PART OF THIS BUT IT SOUNDS SO FREAKING AMAZEBALLS and they need a budget for this project. So they opened a kickstarter profile. PLEASEE SUPPORT THEM GUYS BECAUSE I’VE NEVER WATCHED AN ANIMATION WITH A GAY COUPLES BEFORE
Oh look, it’s the reason I didn’t have a social life in the past few months. *cough* I mean this is the first animated short film Sarah, Maya and I worked on, I’d love to hear what you think! :D Quite proud how it turned out, if I am being honest.
A very small preview for my thesis film, Tuna. It is the dramatic tale of a young man’s struggle with a tuna sandwich, based on my own experiences with tuna sandwiches.
If you are in the Beverly, MA area, my film will be a part of my school’s animation department’s collaborative senior showcase BYTES at The Cabot Theater, May 10th, starting at 5pm. You can come see our projects, which include video games, animated short films, and experimental short films. Also snacks.