A father struggles to keep up with his daughter as she races through life.

  • Christina Elizabeth Christie
    Tiffany (Short Film)
  • Clara Kay
    Additional Animators
    Symfaunic (Short Film)
  • Tania Florit
    Additional Animators
  • Genesis Laboy-Rivera
    Additional Texturing
    Tiffany (Short Film)
  • Callie Wills
    Audio Engineer
  • Tim Carlos
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    family, coming-of-age
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 12 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Central Florida
Director Biography - Christina Elizabeth Christie

Christina Christie was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After spending much of her early life in Tampa, Florida, she went on to acquire her B.F.A in Character Animation at Orlando's University of Central Florida.

There she directed her first short film, "Tiffany", which went on to win several film festivals worldwide. After recieving her M.F.A. in Animation & Visual Effects, she went on to become a lecturer for the Character Animation program at the University of Central Florida where she balances teaching alongside the production of her next short, "Bubbles".

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Director Statement

Cycles is a love letter to the medium of animation, short-form film, and growing up. This film was made during a transitional period in my life where I was moving past the achy stage of "young adult", and I finally had the awareness to see my journey towards independence from my parent's eyes. In making Cycles, I wanted to focus on both sides of the titular 'coming-of-age' story to offer a more in-depth and empathetic look at how parents feel when their children finally leave the nest.