Blog 22

This short film explains the emotions people can experience when not being accepted socially. Whether in a relationship, friendship, or meeting a significant other's family, this is something all people of all ages can suffer from.

In Blog 22, Billy explains his feelings about the lack of love he receives from Lilly's family but will do anything just so that he's not known as the odd one out.

  • Montasser Khalil
    Director
  • Montasser Khalil
    Writer
  • Zeina K
    Writer
  • Ali K
    Key Cast
    "Billy"
  • Montasser Khalil
    Producer
  • Miguel Abuel
    Music Composer
  • Mason Victoria
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 60D
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Sheridan College - Visual Effects
  • Oniros Film Awards® - New York
    New York
    United States
    September 6, 2021
    Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Visual Effects, Best Poster
  • New York International Film Awards™ - NYIFA
    New York
    United States
    September 6, 2021
    Best Animation, Best Visual Effects, Best Poster
  • VENICE SHORTS
    California
    United States
    August 18, 2021
    Finalist
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 18, 2021
    Best Animation
  • Toronto Film Magazine Fest
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Falcon International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    September 30, 2021
    Best Animation Short
  • Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    October 6, 2021
    Best Visual Effects, Best Poster
  • Spark Animation
    Vancouver
    Canada
    October 28, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Montasser Khalil

Montasser Khalil is a creative writer and director who studied computer animation and visual effects at Sheridan College. He began his career by creating advertising campaigns for international brands as an art director. This particular experience in the advertising field has given him a thorough understanding of the filmmaking production process for creating short animated films that spread awareness on active issues occurring internationally.

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Director Statement

Social acceptance is a big issue going around in the world. People will sacrifice their lives to gain acceptance from others, and so they don't seem like an outsider or known as being "the odd one out." This short film talks about this exact worldwide issue that people go through. This significant topic is what many individuals suffer from commonly based on culture, race, sexuality, etc.