Within the reminiscent setting of an abandoned swimming pool, two siblings are faced with their childhood trauma. Twisted emotions, long banished to the watery depths of the pool floor are about to resurface.

  • Emilia Schneider
  • Emilia Schneider
  • Emilia Schneider
  • Rachel Sims
    Key Cast
  • Jack Moorby
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Manchester Metropolitan University
Director Biography - Emilia Schneider

Animator and illustrator Emilia Schneider is a British-German native, who has spent the last three years completing her animation degree in Manchester. Emilia's work focuses on creating vibrant and surrealist animation to accompany dramatic storylines. After her second year film was nominated for an RTS award, her third year film 'Abandoned' proceeds as her final student project before entering into the animation industry.

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Director Statement

Making this film has given me the invaluable opportunity of having total creative freedom on a project. Produced predominantly in lockdown, filled with time to reflect, this film is by far the most emotional pieces I have ever done. Now that it is finished, I am thrilled to see what others will take away from it.