Private Project

Hog-Tied Freedom

As a people’s protest erupts and clashes against a tyrannical power that has mandated control of people’s vision, a girl attempts to bravely break through their armed forces and destroy their headquarters.

  • Shaheen Sheriff
    Watchmaker At Time's End
  • Sunakshi Puri
  • Shaheen Sheriff
    Watchmaker At Time's End
  • Sunakshi Puri
  • Rachit Gaur
  • Melvin Mukerji
  • Gaurav Khanna
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Scifi, political, action
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    37,000 USD
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Director Biography - Shaheen Sheriff, Sunakshi Puri

Shaheen Sheriff:
Loves to make fun things in animation, illustration, videogames. Enjoys mixing mediums like traditional 2D, stopmotion, digital 3D, 360 videos, projection mapping, etc. Made the animated short film ‘Watchmaker At Time’s End’ using only open source tools. Currently running Nalloru Studio, making the hand-drawn videogame ‘I Can Human’.

Sunakshi Puri:
2D animator and illustrator with a grave interest in funky colourful animations and music. Currently based in Goa and is diving into street art, skateboarding and spider illustrations!

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Director Statement

Media manipulation and political propaganda is sadly part of everyday life. It's affecting lives, dehumanizing whoever's considered as 'others', and literally killing people.

We thought of several ways to showcase this in a digestible format, so that more people hopefully think about it, and are aware of the signs they come across in daily life.

In reality, these systems are not so clearly visible, and are more discreet. But fighting against it in a more direct manner, and seeing at least some form of a victory is our way of catharsis. It also made for an entertaining video where we could dive deep into our love for 2D hand-drawn animation.