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Slam Poet

Antonia, a mellow spoken word poet, has a secret: she’s also notorious pro wrestler Acetoni. Her two lives never intersect--until she accidentally double-books one night.

  • Ella Cesari
    Funny Business
  • Ella Cesari
  • Ella Cesari
    Key Cast
  • Jim Gisriel
    Key Cast
    "Poetry Fan"
  • Charley Marlowe
    Key Cast
  • Avital Shtapura
    Key Cast
    "Wrestling Fan"
  • Siobhan O'Loughlin
    Key Cast
    "Gina "The Geologist" Jorgensen"
  • Lisa LaBracio
    Thesis Advisor
  • Pryin' Brian
  • Charley Marlowe
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    680 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - School of Visual Arts
  • 2021 Student Academy Awards

  • FIAF Animation First Student Film Competition

    Official Selection
  • SVA BFA Animation Thesis Screening 2021
    New York, NY
    United States
    May 9, 2021
  • Rookie Awards 2021

    Film of the Year Runner Up & People's Choice
  • Little Wing Film Festival

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ella Cesari

Ella Cesari is an animator, story artist and cartoonist based in Philadelphia. She loves creating characters and telling stories because it's such a powerful tool for growing as a person! Ella strives to create work that is squash-and-stretchy and exaggerated, but heartfelt and meaningful at the same time. Outside of animation, she enjoys playing ukulele, wearing cute outfits, and spontaneously bursting into song.

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