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Hellp Wanted

Mikkennas gets swindled into applying for a job that sounds too good to be true. Xhale, the sneaky fox demon tricks him by having him sign her contract which keeps him bound to the fiery pits of the underworld. With that said, this film makes you think twice before you sign your life away in a contract like Mikkennas.

  • Natalie Mercado
  • Natalie Mercado
  • Natalie Mercado
  • Matthew Carbone
    Key Cast
  • Caitlyn Woods
    Key Cast
  • Jacob Eifler
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Horror, Fantasy, Animation
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1920 x 1080
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - College of Dupage
Director Biography - Natalie Mercado

Natalie Mercado is a College of DuPage student that is graduating this spring. Her passion for animation blossomed ever since she viewed breathtaking films such as “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.” Her curiosity and artistic nature lead her to pursue her career in animation where she brings her colorful characters to life. She is constantly creating her own unique character designs in her free time using photoshop, maya and various other adobe programs.

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Director Statement

My goal is to make my way up in the animation field and to be able to create animations that get broadcasted on television or streaming services. My strengths are in character designing, script writing, and creating story boards. One of the most important things I focus on is creating a mood with my story's and character designs that hooks the viewers into wanting more.