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After Rain

Tiltu, a cat terrified of water, is lost just when it starts raining. The rain doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon, and Tiltu is trapped in their cover. Tiltu has to make a choice, but facing your fears is not always that easy.

  • Virve Ranta
    The Last Straw (2021), Utopia (2020)
  • Iro Koivusalo
  • Janne Lähteenmäki
    Satisfyer (2023), Mothers' Wrath (2021)
  • Virve Ranta
  • Haruna Nakada
    Sound Designer
  • Eelis Lähteenaro
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Dystopia
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 25, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Aalto University / ELO Film School Finland
  • Animatricks International Animation Festival
    May 18, 2023
    World Premiere
    National Competition
Director Biography - Virve Ranta, Iro Koivusalo

Iro Koivusalo (b. 1998) and Virve Ranta (b. 1997) are both Finnish animation students. After Rain is a debut and graduation film for Koivusalo (Metropolia University of Applied Sciences), and an MA graduation film for Ranta (Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland). Both are interested in creating films they themselves would want to see, and films that can have an impact on people.

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Director Statement

After Rain is an animated short film about overcoming your fears. Neither of us had much experience on stop-motion, which made the process itself similar to what the film is about - we, as well as the main character Tiltu, had to jump to the unknown, facing possible fears and anxieties of not knowing how things will turn out. We want the film to share the message of healing from your past fears and experiencing life with open arms.