Private Project

Day of the Dead

This is a stop motion celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday in which family and friends that passed on are remembered.

  • Nicole Flores
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 23, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Cannon T4i Full HD 1920 X 1080
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Tampa
Director Biography - Nicole Flores

Nicole Flores is a pure American Mutt and proud of it. She grew up in a military family in the Philippines and Texas with a diverse background of Mexican, Apache, Dutch, and Hungarian Gypsy upbringing. She attended the United States Air Force Academy earning her Engineering degree and flew the KC-135 Stratotanker. After 10 years she decided to travel with her husband and lived in Japan and Germany while journeying throughout Asia and Europe. Looking for a videographer for her new business idea, Nicole entered a short film competition for fun. Recognized for her script and editing, Nicole found her calling. This brought together her love of photography and the memory of watching creature features and bad kung fu movies with her dad. Nicole started the BFA at the University of Tampa in the fall 2020 and plans to open an independent film company based in Tampa, Florida.

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Director Statement

I was just introduced to stop motion in my Experimental class at the University of Tampa in the second half of October and decided on creating one of my own. Upon arriving home that day I looked around and reflected on Day of the Dead decorations displayed. They were asking to be brought to life to represent a part of my heritage and this was the perfect choice of media.