Experiencing Interruptions?


The short film follows Scott Barnes and Donna-Maria Valente as they grow up in a small american border town in the south. They fall in love as children and fight to be together in the face of repression, discrimination and intolerence even in death.

  • Shaun Kelly
  • Shaun Kelly
  • Shaun Kelly
  • Gerado Garcia Jr.
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    animation, short, drama, comedy, romance
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    3D CGI, Maya
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Disappear Here Film Festival
    September 23, 2017
    Irish Premiere
    Official Selection & Northern Exposure Award
  • World Animation Celebration
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 30, 2017
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • IndieBOOM! Film Festival
    United States
    December 18, 2017
    Winning Animation
  • Animation Dingle
    March 23, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Top Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 28, 2018
    Best Animation
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 2, 2018
    Best Animation
  • Festigious Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 6, 2018
    Best Animation
  • New York Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    March 10, 2018
    Best Animation
Director Biography - Shaun Kelly

First Class Honours and Distinction graduate in Animation from Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Donegal native currently working as a graphic designer.

I love to create worlds and tell stories through the medium of animation. Background in both 2D animation and also have a particular love of 3D animation.

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Director Statement

The animated short was created over the course of one academic year single handily by myself. It was tough but I relished the challenge.

Production timeline was as follows:
Sep-Dec: Pre Production (drafting, concept art, mood boards etc.)
Jan-March: Modelling, designing, rigging and texturing the characters using only Maya.
April-May: Animation, editing, compositing, post production and everything else that glitters.