Car Lives

While waiting for traffic to pass by, 10 year-old Spike has the experience of a lifetime as he gains
“ghost-like powers” and starts exploring fun aspects of the desert. However, Spike soon realizes,
he’s not the only supernatural being. As the traffic grows, rage starts to become the center of the
desert, resulting in regular civilians turning into purple monsters! Tension grows higher as the
monsters direct their rage to a young woman named Robin in need. Before our hero can intervene,
Spike is snapped back to his human form all way across the desert. How will he get to Robin in
time to save her?

  • Davey Cummings
    Director
  • Me'kayla Franklin
    Writer
  • Me'kayla Franklin
    Producer
  • Kaleli Kiluva
    Key Cast
    "Spike's Dad"
  • Olga Nechytaylo
    Key Cast
    "Spike's Mom"
  • VIc Imbriano
    Lead Story Artist
  • Vic Imbriano
    Lead Animator
  • Lucas Blucher
    Animators
  • Jade Day
    Animators
  • Quill Desmond
    Animators
  • Daxton Dipiazza
    Animators
  • Calvin Dix
    Animators
  • Georgio El Haber
    Animators
  • Piper Enriquez
    Animators
  • Ciara Gougherty
    Animators
  • Tracy Gwinn
    Animators
  • Ashley Hanna
    Animators
  • Noa Mac Donald
    Animators
  • Andrew Mendez
    Animators
  • Lucas Meritt
    Animators
  • Chima Shonaiya
    Animators
  • Jocelyn Strait
    Animators
  • Angelo Vallana
    Animators
  • Raul Weigal
    Animators
  • Shelby Wescoe
    Animators
  • Alexandra Young
    Animators
  • Ari Zaritsky
    Animators
  • Ciara Cronin
    2D FX Animators
  • Luis Perez
    2D FX Animators
  • Mary Slaymaker
    2D FX Animators
  • Davey Cummings
    Visual Development
  • Me'kayla Franklin
    Visual Development
  • Davey Cummings
    Layout Artist
  • Brad Praria
    Layout Artist
  • Bri Shireman
    Layout Artist
  • Desiree Miller
    Layout Artist
  • Ari Zaritsk
    Layout Artist
  • Amanda Ramirez
    Layout Artist
  • Lucas Meritt
    Layout Artist
  • Nicholas Fieser
    Layout Artist
  • Ryan Hoover
    Puppet Animation
  • Emily Lang
    Puppet Animation
  • Anna Lin
    Monster Character Designers
  • Brad Praria
    Monster Character Designers
  • Kit Smith
    Monster Character Designers
  • Lainey Stevens
    Monster Character Designers
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Adventures, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art Design
Director Biography - Davey Cummings

Hello! 
My name is David Cummings but you can also call me Davey. I am an Environment & Prop Artist who received my BFA (Bachelors of Fine Arts) from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where I studied Animation and Environment Design at. When I'm not drawing you can find me doing my second love in life, Fitness & Health! I love working out at the gym and being a vegetarian. 

After I graduate, I hope to work as an environment or prop artist for an animation studio. I want to help create and build a world of wonder and amazement within an animated series or film. I grew up watching so many different and crazy worlds within television and film animation. I would love to make more of those worlds for animation lovers like myself.

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Director Statement

The idea for Car Lives started as a simple story about a boy
passing the time while waiting for the mid-day traffic to end.
However, through the course of three ten-week quarters, several
production meetings and one untimely pandemic, the team and I
created a film that focuses on the ideology of “ You never really
know what people are going through”.
We started as a team of six but after doing some heavy
recruitment, our team expanded to over 20(+) people who all had
the passion and drive (pun intended) to create such a fantasic
film. I believe Car Lives is just the beginning in our path to
creating thrilling and ground-breaking stories for everyone to see.