Reflection (for self-concious kids)
'Reflection' is a 5-minute short film about going through self-loathing and coming out the other end. This inner journey takes the shape of a rough snowstorm, with lush paint textures and playful ink lines.
The home of 11-year-old Fiep is filled with mirrors of all shapes and sizes. She focuses on the imperfections of her reflection so intensely, that they literally grow gigantic, and Fiep turns into a kind of mutation of all her amplified imperfections... Fiep stumbles past all the mirrors, through the door, into the ferocious winter landscape that surrounds her - running away as far as possible...
English title: Reflection (working title)
Original title: Spiegeling (working title)
Running time: 5 minutes
Release date: est. 2021
Country: the Netherlands
Technique: 2D hand-drawn animation
Target audience: kids 5-11
Category: debut short film
Status: in development
Director: Sanna de Vries
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Creative consultant: Bouwine Pool
Creative producer: Dario van Vree
Script, storyboard, design, animation: Sanna de Vries
Special thanks: Erik van Drunen, Mirjam Bal, Emma Branderhorst, Bas Hordijk, Hannah van Tassel
Sanna de Vries creates emotional animation with vivid characters and analogue backgrounds. Her graduation short 'Huilbui' won her the 2019 Wildcard, the Netherlands' main animation talent prize.