Private Project


A dancer must fight a battle of nerves before stepping on stage.
To win or lose is her choice.

  • Zoë Filutowski
  • Zoë Filutowski
  • Zoë Filutowski
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 11, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Zoë Filutowski

After working as a graphic designer at Pentagram and a motion designer at Wieden + Kennedy, Zoë attended SCAD to pursue her Master of Arts in Animation. When she isn't elbow-deep in 2D Animation and Visual Development, Zoë can be found dancing, doodling, and daydreaming.

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Director Statement

I have been dancing for nearly twenty years of my life; half of them spent competing. While each performance required great preparation both physically and aesthetically, the most challenging was that of the mind.

I wanted to create a film that illustrated one of the most nerve-inducing mistakes a dancer could make before competing a number: watching the other dancers.