We explore verbal abuse in the workplace, expressed through geometric shapes, abstractions of intense dialogue, exaggerated expressions, and sharp camera angles. Our protagonist Jerry leaves work every day defeated, only to be bolstered by the healing embrace of his daughter and all of his pain washes away. This film is in a funky and whimsical style but explores the heavy emotions that exist within a verbally abusive relationship.

  • Pei Hsuan Wu
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Feature, Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 23 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - School of Visual Arts
  • MFA Computer Arts 2023 Thesis Screenings
    New York
    United States
    SVA Premieres: Best of 2023
    2023 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award / SVA Alumni Scholarship Awards
Director Biography - Pei Hsuan Wu

Pei Hsuan Wu is a multidisciplinary designer and animator currently based in Queens, New York. She has always been fascinated by the world of creativity and design, and that led her to pursue her passion by studying and working in the field. After completing her college education, Wu had the opportunity to explore various cultures and gain new experiences by living and working in different countries such as Taipei, Seoul, and now New York City.

Throughout her journey, Wu have been fortunate enough to meet and work with a diverse group of talented individuals who have greatly influenced and shaped her creative style. With years of experience in the creative industry, she has honed her skills in graphic design and animation.

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Director Statement

Pei Hsuan Wu's work is characterized by a playful and misfit aesthetic with a strong emphasis on quirkiness. Picture books are a major source of inspiration. Wu approaches animation with the same curiosity and wonder as the protagonists in picture books, constantly exploring new techniques and styles.