Private Project

Roaming the Ruins

Based on a true events, a mother and daughter travel to Rome and get lost for hours in the Palatine Hill ruins.

  • Vivien McNab
  • Vivien McNab
  • Vivien McNab
  • Vivien McNab
    Key Cast
  • Pattie McNab
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    1 minute 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Vivien McNab

Vivien McNab is 12 years old in 7th grade at PSIS 187 in Washington Heights, NYC. She is French-American, born in NYC. McNab loves art, plays soccer and the flute as well as loves making films. She plays a wizard in a bi-monthly Dungeons and Dragons game with her friends where she gets a lot of her creative inspiration. She has been active for several years in her school's annual 187 Film Festival. This is her first animated short film.

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Director Statement

I got the inspiration from a trip my mom and I took to Rome to visit a friend. My mom dragged me to see the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. After being with a tour group I wanted to get away so we split from the group thinking we could get out faster. We ended up getting lost and it took us a very long time to find our way out. I had made a few short films already but wanted to try an animation because I wanted to test my skills as a cartoonist.