Private Project


In a desolate place, a discovery by a mysterious entity sets in motion a chase through abstract space. As two organisms compete for the one light amid the darkness, their story reveals the volatile nature of power. "Chiaroscuro" is an exercise in minimalist aesthetics and visual storytelling. An open narrative, where it is up to the audience to connect the dots.

  • Daniel Drummond
    Into the Silent Sea (As VFX Supervisor)
  • Daniel Drummond
  • Daniel Drummond
  • Austin Ray
    Into The Silent Sea
  • Carson French
    Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Action, Alternative, Architecture, Minimalist
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil, United States
  • Language:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 42nd Student Academy Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    September 17, 2015
    1st Place Gold
  • Anima Mundi International Animation Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    July 10, 2015
  • 25th CINEQUEST Film Festival
    San Jose, California
    February 26, 2015
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection Short Film Competition
  • Original Narrative - Student Short Film Festival
    Dubai, UAE
    February 21, 2015
  • Animex Awards 2015
    Middlesbrough , UK
    February 13, 2015
  • Skepto International Film Festival
    Cagliari, Italy
    April 7, 2015
  • Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Shorty Week
    El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
    March 14, 2015
  • Athens Animfest
    Athens, Greece
    March 26, 2015
    Greek Premiere
  • BFI Future Film Festival
  • Anim!Arte International Student Animation Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    October 24, 2014
  • NonStop Barcelona Animation Festival
Director Biography - Daniel Drummond

Daniel Drummond is from Sao Luis, Brazil. In 2010 he earned a scholarship through the Institute of International Education and moved to California to attend Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where he studied film, animation and visual effects. Daniel has worked on several projects, including "Into the Silent Sea" (2013) screened in the Official Selection at the Telluride Film Festival and 1st Place Winner at the BAFTA Student Awards. He currently works as a writer, director, editor and visual artist. "Chiaroscuro" is his directorial debut.

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