Private Project

This Fancy Lady

A play on the toe-tickling game of "this little piggy," this short film was inspired by my mother-in-law, her ever-pristinely polished nails, and my daughter's fascination with them. A silly, playful and rhyming tale, it features animated fingers (the "fancy ladies") and their antics. Created and filmed within virtual reality using Oculus Quill.

  • Anna Michele Kasunic Das
  • Anna Michele Kasunic Das
  • Anna Michele Kasunic Das
  • Swagata Das
    Key Cast
  • Sauvik Das
    Key Cast
    "Narrator + Intro/Outro Audio"
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Children's, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Anna Michele Kasunic Das

A first-time director, Anna Kasunic Das is a former human-computer interaction researcher turned budding VR illustrator/Animator. She works primarily within virtual reality to create art and animations that are sometimes intended for VR viewing, and sometimes intended for traditional screen-viewing formats.

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Director Statement

This short film-- to be viewed in traditional 2D screen-viewing formats -- was produced entirely within virtual reality using Oculus Quill. Inspired by my daughter and mother-in-law, narrated by my husband, and with the character of Dadi (Hindi for grandmother) voiced by my sister-in-law, this film was truly a family affair.