Experiencing Interruptions?


In a green metropolis far away lives a plant spirit called Clay whose daily work routine had become such a monotonous one that he felt he had to find a new direction & branch out - before his life becomes pot bound.

Clay is left questioning where he is heading in life. But after reconciling with his roots, he learns a new understanding of what it means to feel alive.

  • Ryan Gathorne
  • Ryan Gathorne
  • Ana Caro
  • Alberto Matesanz Díaz
  • Lucía Matesanz Díaz
  • Ionut Buzatu
    Audio Mastering
  • Mark Muszynski
    Sound Design
  • Mark Muszynski
    Audio Mixing
  • Mark Muszynski
    Voice Actors
  • Zuzanna Muszynska
    Voice Actors
  • Miru Kim
    Colour Grading
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Fantasy, Animation
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    2D/3D Animation
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Surrey
  • Florence Film Awards
    July 5, 2021
    Best Student Film
Director Biography - Ryan Gathorne

Ryan Gathorne is a Director and 2D/3D Animation student from the University of Surrey, currently based in Kent, UK. He is passionate about 2D and 3D animation, with a particular interest in motion design. After completing internships at Entia, Volume, and Melodoo, Ryan has gained experience in motion graphics, 3D animation, and brand design.

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Director Statement

Roots is a film about appreciating where you come from, especially the things, people, and experiences that have helped you grow.