Break Down

  • Emmett Goodman
    The Magical Mystery of Musigny, Ivan's Act
  • Emmett Goodman
  • Rashad Dunn
    Key Cast
  • Emmett Goodman
  • Ricky Renna
    Ferdinand, The Peanuts Movie
  • David Sloss
    Rio, The Peanuts Movie
  • Robert Goodman
  • Paul C. Thompson
    2D Animation Assistance
  • Yiping Huang
    Additional Modeling and Design
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - School of Visual Arts
  • Princeton Student Film Festival
    Princeton, New Jersey
    United States
    July 18, 2019
    North American Premiere
  • Animation Block Party
    Brooklyn, New York
    United States
    September 21, 2019
    Official Selection
  • MetroCAF
    New York, New York
    United States
    September 27, 2019
  • Woodstock Film Festival
    Woodstock, New York
    United States
    October 4, 2019
  • Lake Travis Film Festival
    Lake Travis, TX
    United States
    June 12, 2021
Director Biography - Emmett Goodman

Emmett Goodman is an animation-based artist who works with both traditional and digital mediums. His work combines character animation with a visual aesthetic that combines classic cartoons, film history, traditional drawing and digital experimentation. Born in Chicago and raised in Cleveland, Emmett attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and later went on to earn his MFA in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts. Emmett has worked as a freelance animator on several productions, animating and directing projects such as short films, webisodes, and music videos. His work has been shown in multiple film festivals. Emmett has also written articles on animation culture, and has been published in ASIFA Magazine.

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Director Statement

Break Down is an animated short film about two disparate characters trapped in an elevator. The two characters, a manic wrestler and a calm elderly woman, each respond differently to the dire situation they find themselves in. The film is created in a cartoon-inspired style that combines both 3D and 2D animation. While much of the story is humorous, Break Down also touches upon topics such as anxiety, claustrophobia, and patience.