Experiencing Interruptions?


On the playground, a frustrated girl’s jealousy clouds her inner thoughts and takes her deeper into hell, where a simple solution eludes her.

  • mari jaye blanchard
  • Mark Reisch
    Technical Director
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Virtual Reality
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - mari jaye blanchard

mari jaye is an independent animator and film maker. After receiving her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, and working for over a decade as a commercial muralist, she traded her brushes for a digital drawing tablet. Along with several of her own shorts, which have screened internationally including festivals in Annecy, Melbourne, Paris, and Berlin, she has produced animations for Sesame Workshop, MTV, Comedy Central and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). She is a NYFA Fellow, an Asian American Arts Alliance Urban Artist Initiative (UAI) Fellow, and a co-founder of the NYC animation collective Family Camp.
While she continues her own independent work, mari jaye gets daily inspiration from her students and colleagues at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where she is an Assistant Professor in the College of Art and Design’s School of Film and Animation. Her latest film, Swing, a VR experience utilizing 2D and 3D animation, was completed in the spring of 2020.

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This is a version that is a 360 video with ambisonic sound that will play in a Quest and Google Cardboard:

This is a 2D video playthrough of someone looking through a VR headset and screen captured: