Experiencing Interruptions?


Jessica experiences her first date, her first kiss, and her first heartache after an unforgettable evening in the storm.

  • Efehan Elbi
    Ancestors, So Then Don't Wait, The Gunslingers
  • Efehan Elbi
  • Aleksey Matviyenko
  • Molly C. Quinn
    Key Cast
    Castle, We're The Millers, Winx Club, A Christmas Carol
  • Omer Elbi
    Key Cast
  • Zak Tatham
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Manczyk
    Key Cast
    Living With Friends, My Awesome Movie
  • Efehan Elbi
    Animation & Colouring
  • Zak Tatham
    Animation & Colouring
  • Aleksey Matviyenko
    Animation & Colouring
  • Katlyn Olo
    Animation & Colouring
  • Joel Harvey
  • Aleksey Matviyenko
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Animation, Drama, Narrative, Youth, Hybrid
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Beverly Hills Film Festival
    Hollywood, California
    United States
    April 9, 2016
    World Premiere
    Best Animation Award
  • Rome International Film Festival
    Rome, Georgia
    United States
    September 16, 2016
    Georgia Premiere
  • Seattle Shorts Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    United States
    November 12, 2016
    Washington Premiere
    Audience Choice Award
  • Mirror Mountain Film Festival
    Ottawa, ON
    December 3, 2016
    Canadian Premiere
    Best Director
  • Canadian Film Fest
    March 21, 2017
    Toronto Premiere
    Best Director (Shorts)
  • British Animation Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    July 8, 2017
    European Premiere
    Best Sound
  • FilmQuest Festival
    Provo, UT
    United States
    September 9, 2017
    Utah Premiere
Director Biography - Efehan Elbi

Efehan is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, working in animation, video, and digital. Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2008 he has worked on numerous creative short films and commercial projects. His films have been screened at festivals in Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and selected online as Vimeo Staff Picks. Most recently he is compositing and animating for children’s television, creating his next book, and dreaming of the next film.

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Director Statement

Sometimes the most memorable events of our lives have no follow-through. Not every glance leads to our next big love, and not every first kiss results in a rollercoaster relationship. An ode to the small but striking joys and disappointments, Rainfall is our hopeful attempt to tell a small story situated in a big city, in a world and aesthetic that is wholly crafted yet appears to be a spontaneous mix between the real and the drawn.

Above all, I hope that Rainfall will bring to mind a short but powerful experience, whether yesterday or years past: a moment of growth or regret. Our very own kiss in the storm.