Experiencing Interruptions?


A story about a little, masked, purple person and a monster that keeps them trapped.

  • Ade 'Adzie' Mayr
  • Ade 'Adzie' Mayr
  • Ade 'Adzie' Mayr
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Animation, Film, Student Film, University Film, Art, Queer, LGTBQ+, Sapphic, Queer Love, Love, Romance, Personal
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 17, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Norwich University of the Arts
Director Biography

Ade Mayr, also known as "Adzie" online, is a freelance 2D animator, comic artist and digital artist.

Since 2011, Ade has had passion for creating 2D animations based off their thoughts, feelings and interests. In addition to this, they've also produced many fun digital illustrations inspired by their original ideas and YouTubers they find entertainment from online.

Over this time of creativity, they've gathered an audience of approximately 30,000 followers across their social media sites combined. With this came more motivation to develop styles and pursue art and animation academically. Ade enjoys all aspects of animation but has the most fun with the pre-production stages - i.e. concept building, character design, storyboarding and art direction. They've also recently picked up making comics to enhance their skills writing narratives.

After graduating from Norwich University of the Arts, with a First Class degree in Animation (BA) Hons and a Vice-Chancellor Commendation for their collaborative film, Ade continues to spend their free time doing what they love most - drawing, animating ...and watching cartoons.

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Director Statement

This film 'Mask' is very personal to me. I made this film back in 2017 but I'm still really proud of it.

When designing the characters and writing their story in my final year of university, I had somewhat abruptly remembered a traumatic 'relationship' I had experienced during the developmental ages of my teenage years.

At the time of the 'relationship', I was far too young to understand what I was experiencing was wrong. While it did fortunately end, it was a long on-and-off drawn-out process, and I was left feeling lost, confused, shameful and lonely. It didn't help that it felt like I lost a 'friend' as well as a 'partner'. I didn't really realise how much they really hurt me or the trouble they had caused my mental health until much later.

In the latter part of the film, the main character meets someone similar to themselves but entirely new. This part symbolises my acceptance of my sexuality as a queer happy person. Embracing this part of myself allowed me to comfort my younger self and begin the journey of healing.