Anita, an over-achiever from an Indian family that obsesses over success, fails for the very first time. As she anticipates her mother’s reaction, her imagination overpowers reality.

  • Tejasvita Negi
  • Tejasvita Negi
  • Tejasvita Negi
  • Jamil Houston
    Sound Supervisor
  • Sakda Srikoetkhruen
    Dialogue Recording/Editing
  • Tejasvita Negi
    Voice Actor
  • Anushka Deedwania
    Voice Actor
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Tejasvita Negi

Tejasvita is an Indian animator who will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.) in Animation major, and Storyboarding minor from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in June 2017.

Tejasvita has been an illustrator all her life and is adept at Character Design, Concept art and 2D as well as 3D animation. She has been an illustrator for a Mandarin Teaching book, has worked as a layout artist and a 2D animator in many films with her peers in SCAD.

Tejasvita recently completed a short animated film, 'Confession' that was completely conceptualised and animated by her, and is looking on developing a number of new projects as she breaks into the Animation industry.

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Director Statement

This film was a great personal project for me. I felt a connection with the protagonist, Anita, who not only is expected to succeed but expects herself to do so. It is an overwhelming feeling and pressure that one puts upon oneself. This is common among us all, as we there are roles and goals that all of us assign ourselves to, and on our failure fall into nervousness, anxiety, and disappointment. Confessing a failure to a loved one brings not only fear of their reaction, but a realisation that one needs to completely accept the failure themselves. Thus it was a film that came from my heart.
This feeling is echoed by all people, and with the feedback I have received, that is what I feel is the most successful part of this project. That the audience can see, relate, and realise that they can overcome the pressures in their own lives on watching this film gives this project a positive mark.
This project was a task of resilience; continuous reworking of aesthetic, and a necessity to achieve the stylisation in animation and overall look that is required for a topic like this. The inspiration of an Indian setting and changing moods were often revisited, and adjusted for the final look, resulting in the completed emotional balance of the film in the culture and issue it depicts. I am most glad about having worked on, and completed a film on a topic that I am personally attached to, and that people can relate to no despite coming from different cultures themselves.
It could not have been completed without the amazing sound cast and voice actor, and support from friends, family, peers at SCAD, and the guidance of professors. I hope to continue creating films that can echo the emotions of an audience, and bring a smile on their faces at the end.