Experiencing Interruptions?


Enjoying the brewing of a morning cup of coffee.

  • Deanna Moorehead
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Rochester Institute of Technology
Director Biography - Deanna Moorehead

Deanna Moorehead is a 3D Modeling/Texture Artist and filmmaker currently living in Rochester, NY. She graduated from Brown University with Honors in 2021 with a combined degree in Visual Arts and Computer Science, and is looking to create wonder, joy, and immersion in her work. Deanna is currently pursuing an MFA in Film and Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology, with a concentration in 3D Animation. In her free time, Deanna is an extremely mediocre online-chess enthusiast, budding outdoorswoman, and Spotify playlist curator. She also knows how to juggle.

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Director Statement

In 2021 I worked as a barista in the Bay Area at a chain coffee shop. Alongside the constant commotion of customer service, there was a peace to the making of the coffee itself. We specialized in pour-over coffee, so for every cup you had to pack the filter, pour the water, and wait. No matter who was screaming over the counter asking for this or that, or how many hours were left before your measly state-mandated break, while the water poured you had to wait. My fellow baristas and I were, at the busiest times, churning out six coffees every five minutes–each. Like a runner’s high, you’d push and sweat and hustle until you reached a flow state, a perfect Nirvana of coffee brewing, and the customers would fade away and it was just a barista and her bar in perfect sync.

I left the barista job and the Bay in the fall of 2022 to pursue my MFA in Film and Animation on the East Coast, but I brought with me a year’s worth of intimate knowledge of coffee. Sometimes, in my kitchen, making just my own cup, I am able to find that same peace in the brewing process. Percolate is my invitation to you to find that peace as well, in the textures of the kitchen space, the beauty of routine, and the comfort of home. Please take just thirty seconds out of your busy day–to wait for the coffee to brew.