Private Project


Locked inside a room, an inventor tries to solve a mysterious problem.

  • Michele Assante
  • Schrello Classic
  • Carlo Natale
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli
  • Chaniartoon - International Comic & Animation Festival

    Official Selection

    Official Selection
  • Penitente Film Festival

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Michele Assante

Born in 1992, Michele Assante is a freelance journalist with a degree in classical literature and an infinite passion for every kind of storytelling. As radio writer and format creator is recipient of several national and international commendations. He completed the foundation course in film directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) and currently he is taking an MA in animation at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples. Boxed is his first 3D student project.

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Director Statement

During the last year, we all lived as suspended in isolated boxes. And alone, in a box, It is really easy to get lost. I started from this sensation to work to my first 3D short movie for an academic exam.

Boxed is a story of an endless, bitter sweet search for something lost.

Through a simple 3D exercise, I wanted to mix quantum theories with some interpretations of Erik Satie “Gnossiennes” in order to tell a story about obsessions, able to slowly cut yourself out of life. Ironically, making you lose exactly what you were looking for.