In a series of memories where her feelings are represented by different forms of water, a young woman struggles to cope with painful emotions that have grown over time, and must reconcile with the water's presence.

  • Victoria Cruell
  • Kayana Waller
  • Liz Rodgers
    Key Cast
  • Maddison Whitfield
    Sound Designer
  • Alexandra Franco Zorro
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of Age, Mental Health
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Real to Reel International Film Festival

    September 9, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Dam Short Film Festival

    February 11, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Longleaf Film Festival

    May 14, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival
    April 22, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Victoria Cruell

From a young age, Victoria has been captured by hand drawn animation and the magic of making a character come to life. Her early interests have lead her to pursue extensive education in animation studies. She attended college in North Carolina, where she is originally from, at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she earned her BFA in Filmmaking, with an Animation concentration. In 2021, she earned a Certificate of Achievement from Gobelins, l'école de l'image, after being accepted into their 2D Animation Online Summer School. Most recently, she completed her MFA degree in Animation and Digital Arts at the University of Southern California.

Victoria is excited by any project that gives her the opportunity to draw and paint. She enjoys narratives which are heartfelt and psychological, which reflect the inner-emotional experience. She likes using her art to capture a character’s personal moments and emotional states. In her work, she often creates stories which stimulate self-reflection. Her goal as a storyteller is to create characters and worlds that are relatable and believable to her audiences, and to tell stories that authentically portray diverse perspectives, empowering both women and underrepresented communities. She hopes to one day reach a place where she can share her art with audiences through a wide variety of creative outlets, and work on a series of impactful projects which touch people’s hearts.

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