Sweetner Synopsis

Sweetner follows our main protagonist Hot Tamale as he gets prepared for a hot date and goes through the routine of sculpting himself to look like his carefully curated profile picture. In the midst of getting ready, his beautiful date Smartiena alerts him that she is on her way and Tamale, fearing the time, begins to panic. In his frenzy he ruins his hair, a staple of what sells his look and neglects proper care of his face. With the chime of the doorbell, Smartiena arrives and Tamale must face the music. He opens his front door, nervous and defeated and meets Smartiena but…Plot twist! Smartiena isn’t like her picture either! Equally nervous, she clings to her umbrella, but it’s too late as Tamale is head over heels in love, and Smartiena flattered and just as pleased with what she sees, grasps his hand and they bounce into the sunset.

  • Han Lee
  • Joanna Nhema
  • Tanisha Saini
    Art Dircetor
  • Luis Ponce Pinon
    Production Manager
  • Candace Bigelow
  • Gabrielle Williams
  • Riley Sullivan
  • CJ Caver
  • Robert Blaine
    Motion Design part
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director - Han Lee, Joanna Nhema