Stop Running

Stop Running is about a sorceress who constantly resists the next step in her evolution, represented by the bear, because she is afraid of the uncertainty and the discomfort that phase will bring. It is not until the sorceress tries to injure the bear that she symbolically realizes that she is the bear, and is just hurting herself. She needs to stop the running game. She is determined to end it and chooses transformation despite the pain and suffering growth brings.

  • Irene Flores Arafiles
  • Irene Flores Arafiles
  • Irene Flores Arafiles
  • Irene Flores Arafiles
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    175 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm
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Director Biography - Irene Flores Arafiles

Irene Flores Arafiles is a spiritual artist, writer, and storyteller. She reflects back on her transformative journey of self discovery and self love and expresses it in creative storytelling using video, animation, digital & fine arts ...and now AI!

Hardware, Software used: Mac Pro, Kaiber AI, Lexica AI, Envato Elements, 35mm Canon SL3, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere

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Director Statement

Looking back at her spiritual journey Irene Flores Arafiles has come to learn that everything we are experiencing is really just a reflection of ourselves, and who we are being. Therefore, when one runs away, or resist something, they really are just running from themselves. Irene perceives her earthly reality like a "hall of mirrors" and expresses this theme energetically in all her stories with a sense of wonder, mystery, and magic.