TUMBLE | 3D Animated short film

Let your imagination run wild with the fantastical 3D adventure Tumble, where a creative 8-year-old girl unlocks a magical world through her paintings after a trip to the countryside, encountering wondrous creatures and landscapes as she navigates seamless transitions between busy cityscapes and enchanting forests. Fueled by her artistic talents, she overcomes challenges with resourcefulness on an extraordinary journey that underscores the power of creativity and the deep bond between mother and child.

  • Sundar Velayudham
  • Mary Gurung
  • Sanjita Gurung
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    adventurer, fantasy
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 23, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Rendering
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - university for the creative arts
Director Biography - Sundar Velayudham

Sundar Velayudham is a mixed media animation director who focuses on short narrative action-adventure movies. He explores technical processes deeply, utilizing 3D software like Maya and Blender. Velayudham enjoys the creative possibilities of 3D animation and aims to continue specializing in this medium in the future. Known for dynamic camera work and imaginative storytelling, he brings his action sequences to life with crisp virtual cinematography. Velayudhan’s passion for animation began at an early age, leading him to hone his skills over many years. With a commitment to his craft and vision, he has established himself as a promising talent in the world of animated filmmaking. As Velayudham looks ahead, he intends to push the boundaries of 3D technology even further in service of immersive storytelling. His dedication and ambition promise exciting new innovations in mixed media animation.

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Director Statement

As the director of "Tumble," I embarked on this cinematic journey with the goal of crafting a unique and emotionally resonant 3D animated short film. "Tumble" is more than just a visual story; it's an exploration of the delicate balance between nature and the human spirit.

The idea for this film was born from a deep love for the natural world. I've always been captivated by the beauty of the outdoors, and I wanted to bring that wonder to life through animation. "Tumble" is a reflection of my own experiences and the experiences of countless others who have found solace and inspiration in nature's embrace.

At its core, "Tumble" is a story of transformation. It follows Luna, a young woman who finds herself transported to a world unlike any she's known before. Through her eyes, we discover the magic that exists in the simplicity of a meadow, the enchantment of a forest, and the awe of a starry night.

One of my primary objectives with this film was to convey the idea that nature has its own language—a language that speaks to us through every rustling leaf, every whispering breeze, and every twinkling star. The visuals and soundscape of "Tumble" are carefully crafted to immerse the audience in this language, inviting them to connect with the natural world in a profound way.

Additionally, I aimed to create a character in Luna who resonates with viewers on a personal level. Her journey from uncertainty to acceptance mirrors the universal human experience of navigating life's unexpected twists and turns.

Throughout the production of "Tumble," I collaborated with a talented team of animators, sound designers, and musicians who shared my passion for storytelling through animation. Together, we brought this vision to life, working tirelessly to ensure that every frame and note conveyed the emotion and wonder we intended.

In the end, "Tumble" is a testament to the power of animation as a medium for both storytelling and personal expression. It's my hope that this film not only entertains but also inspires viewers to rediscover their own connection to the natural world and the stories it holds.

Thank you for joining us on this cinematic journey. I invite you to experience "Tumble" and embark on your own adventure into the heart of nature.

Sundar Velayudham
Director, "Tumble"