A 2D Animated Short and a student graduate film:
Lured in by a strange eyeball, a girl ventures into the deep sea and learns that everything begins and ends with a fish.

"Fishing" is an abstract exploration of wonder, growth, meaning, spirituality, and an animated attempt to make sense of the absurdities of the cycle of life. Inspired by the concept of reincarnation, the karmic cycle is the central theme, portrayed in a spiritual sense where "nature always balances itself out”. This looping cycle of life, presented in the act of fishing, proposes the idea that everything is all interconnected and what we put out into the world will always be reflected back to us in this lifetime or another.

  • Chloe Loren Chan
  • Maria Zikou
  • Urte Karvelyte
  • Ryley Yip
  • Annie Chan
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of the Arts London: London College of Communication
Director Biography - Chloe Loren Chan

Based in London and a recent graduate from University of the Arts London with a First Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Animation Arts, Chloe Loren Chan is an interdisciplinary artist and animator with a background in fine art. Her passion for traditional art heavily influences her distinct animation style where she often can be seen playing around with textures, grains and brushstrokes. She enjoys creating experimental work that bridges the gap between digital and traditional media, as well as bringing in 3d elements into her 2d hand-drawn work.

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Director Statement

My desire to understand myself and the world around me better are oftentimes the driving forces behind the stories I choose to tell in my animation, where abstract concepts are delicately explored with the use of magicrealism.