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Head Swim

Short Film

Original Story - Spring 2023

An overworked news editor neglects his mental health until his performance reflects the state of his mind, learning the importance of balance.

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Ideation and Concept Art

Synopsis: 

       Howard Finn, a stubborn news editor, has it all: a great life, good job, and an overpriced German sports-car. And oh, his head is a fishbowl! His biggest problem is forgetting to feed his beloved goldfish, Howie (i.e., His brain). As Howard forgets to balance the demands of his new job, his fishbowl head grows...murky. Overwhelmed, Howard locks himself in his office only to discover the deficient state of his fishbowl/well-being. Howard lets the day's rainfall refill his bowl until he's reinvigorated. Having realized the err of his ways, Howard dives into his new position, however this time he learns that balance does the body good. 

 

Theme: Mind over body

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Howard's Deterioration

Mr. Astor, VP of Publishing

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"A Morning in the Life of Howard Finn" Animatic

Character Acting Exploration

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