There Were Four of Us

Cassie Shao

IndieLisboa 2020 •

United States, Animation, Experimental, 2019, 7′

Combining several animation techniques like digital 2D characters, 3D graphic elements, pastel drawing on live-action print-outs or silkscreen printing, this is an oneiric journey around symbols of death, bright colours and problems with no answer.

“One day I dreamed that I couldn’t wake up from layers and layers of dreams.” In this animation, dreams explore the contradictions of the self, using different techniques to create a surreal and psychedelic universe where bright colors and a sparkling trumpet disguise the darker side of emotions. (Margarida Moz)