The Illusion

A person reunited with her deceased cat in the virtual world to ease the grief.

The theme of the film shows an intimate relationship between people and the pet —— (in the film) for the cat, the owner provides it with food, shelter and care; on the other hand, the cat bring her companionship, happiness and friendship. Therefore, in that virtual space, the owner seen in the cat’s eyes is made up of various cat supplies. While virtual technology brings the illusion of a cat to the person, but it cannot reproduce its touch.

  • Tianqi Wu
  • Tianqi Wu
  • Mikolaj Szatko
    Sound mixer
  • Tianqi Wu
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    2D Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Royal College of Art
Director Biography - Tianqi Wu

University of the Arts London graduated in 2020.
Currently studying animation MA course in Royal College of Art.
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