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The Pond Sharks

Pim and Zanderes, a musical duo from under the sea, rush to their concert while getting in trouble with the local law enforcement. Although their personalities clash along the way, the two strike an oddball match that rocks the crowd.

  • Mostafa Ebrahim
  • Mostafa Ebrahim
  • Mostafa Ebrahim
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Action, Adventure, Comedy, Stop Motion, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Pratt Institute
  • Pratt DDA Best of Show
    New York, New York
    United States
    May 10, 2023
    North American Premiere
    3D BFA Best Motion Design
Director Biography - Mostafa Ebrahim

Mostafa Ebrahim is a New York based character animator and designer with a focus on expressive visuals, and snappy motion. He is a second generation Egyptian-American born in New Jersey, and raised in Connecticut. He has worked as a head animator on a PSA for a New York non-profit, and holds several independently made short films under his belt. His vision is to in the future take more directorial roles and helm the narrative process. When he isn’t creating, he enjoys swimming, Dungeons and Dragons, and nature documentaries. His favorite animal is the octopus.

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Director Statement

I’m an animator because I believe it is the “final frontier” of sorts when it comes to art mediums. It’s both so new while evolving so fast that I have a wide array of history to build upon, while also feeling I’m able to directly influence the trajectory of where it goes. I often talk about it as if you were able to live through both the Renaissance and Modern Art movement all in one lifetime. My work takes this high tempo history into account, striving to mix techniques and mediums in unique
methods. This might be combining modern 3D with classic stop motion. Or playing with the merge of 2D and 3D aesthetics until they begin to blur. Stylization is always king in my book. My work is meant to be a sandbox. A place to play with stories and ideas, find what works and what doesn’t, and refocus after. I have my sights set mainly on how to apply myself to a greater range of genres, while providing something new to them in the process.