Private Project


This short animation is my personal experience of a sexual assault when intoxicated in 2019, that I have PTSD from. The time of the assault I presented as female, to make up for what I felt was my lack of femininity I was overtly sexual. Which I still have shame over and blame this trauma on.

An experimental animation. Depicting some symptoms of PTSD, flashbacks in nightmares and insomnia/sleep deprivation.

TRIGGER WARNING: Visuals depict/suggest - sexual assault, trauma, drug use.

The Making:
Plays with how to create motion with paint on canvas. Paint used was mixed acrylic and gouache. Each frame shot with downshot camera set up transfering to Dragon-frame. Raw frames then edited with Adobe After Effects. Sound is made with Waveform.

The beginning plays the beginning of a sleep breathing exercise from FitBit –

  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Penny Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan
Director Biography

Born Canadian and immigrated to the United States at 2 years old. Now, 22 year old, returning second year student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Cat parent, his name is Loki.

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Director Statement

I am exploring and experimenting with various aspects of my life and art. Trying to find myself within the confines of multiples of social identities. I am sober, I am queer, I go by they them pronouns and gender neutral terms, and i am an artist. I can only hope to see the making of my identities represented and translated in my work.