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Starstruck Memories

As he falls through the sky, Finn, a queer former pop star, with very current regrets, is portal-ed to different times in his life and faced with the history of his relationship with his childhood best friend, Rven.

Starstruck Memories uses the song Tongue Tied Twisted, by the band Suit Up, Soldier as the musical core for this exploration of the ups and downs of a relationship and what it means to move forward from one's mistakes.

  • Apollo/Emma Klein
    Songs About You
  • Apollo/Emma Klein
    Songs About You
  • Suit Up, Soldier
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Fantasy, Queer, LGBT+, Music Video, Magical
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - School of Visual Arts
  • Toronto Animation Arts Festival International
    April 4, 2024
    Canadian Premiere
  • The Rookies 2023

    Rookie of The Year Finalist, Draft Selection
  • School of Visual Arts Thesis Screening
    New York
    United States
    May 13, 2023
    North American Premiere
    Thesis Highlights Selection
Director Biography - Apollo/Emma Klein

Hey, there! I'm Apollo, a genderfluid 2D animator and artist, based in Los Angeles, CA with a BFA in Animation from School of Visual Arts, NYC.

I specialize in Storyboards and 2D Character Animation, and also enjoy working in Visual Development, Character Design, and Color Design.

I am especially interested in exploring the intersection of animation and music. Nothing brings them more joy than timing out an animation or board to the beat of a song!

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Director Statement

Thank you so much for taking the time to watch my film. Starstruck Memories is only a small part of a project that's very close to my heart, and I'm very happy I've had this chance to share it with you!