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The Perfumist

The Perfumist is a dramatic story highlighting the battle of Machine-Equipped Man against Cosmic Nature. Seeking the perfect scent for his perfume, Benedict Malville runs into the consequences of trampling on sacred, natural ground.

  • Yukari Akaba Rockmuller
  • Shannon S Lee
    Beauty Sacrifice
  • Daniela Lobo Dias
  • Sandra Rivero Ortiz
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, fantasy, thriller
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Venice Film Festival Student Showcase
    United States
    September 1, 2016
    World Premiere
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 20, 2016
  • SHORT to the Point
    October 26, 2016
  • Katra Film Series
    New York
    United States
    November 12, 2016
  • Metropolitan Film Festival of NYC
    New York
    United States
    December 4, 2016
    Honorable Mention
  • California International Shorts Festival
    United States
    December 17, 2016
  • NewFilmmakers NY
    New York
    United States
    January 8, 2017
  • Martinique Film Festival
    Online Festival / Awards Event
  • Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival of Brazil
    Rio de Janeiro
  • Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    February 24, 2017
  • Taos Shortz Film Fest
    United States
    March 30, 2017
  • Blackbird Film Fest
    United States
    April 21, 2017
  • Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival
    United States
    April 1, 2017
  • New York Sun Fest NYSF
    New York
    United States
  • River Bend Film Festival
    United States
    April 6, 2017
  • IndieWorks
    New York
    United States
    February 6, 2017
  • Female Filmmakers Film Festival
    Online Film Competition
    United States
  • Near Nazareth Film Festival
  • Manhattan Film Shorts
    New York CIty
    United States
  • Film One Fest
    Jersey City
    United States
    July 15, 2017
Director Biography - Yukari Akaba Rockmuller, Shannon S Lee, Daniela Lobo Dias, Sandra Rivero Ortiz

Yukari Akaba Rockmuller - Born in Japan, she came to New York Film Academy to study cgi animation. She is a modeler and a texture artist and is currently freelancing in New York.

Sandra Rivero Ortiz- Having studied Graphic Design in her home country of Argentina, she pursued her passion for film by studying animation at the New York Film Academy. She is currently a freelancer in NYC.

Shannon Lee- Korean Canadian, she studied stop motion animation earning a BFA at School of Visual Arts. Enrolled New York Film Academy to study cgi animation, this is her second film produced at NYFA.

Daniela Lobo Dias- Originally from Brazil, Daniela has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Western Philosophy from St. John's College, and moved to NYC to study 3D Animation at the New York Film Academy. She is currently a 3d Generalist and animation freelancer in NYC.

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Director Statement

For our thesis project at the New York Film Academy, we came together to form The Fabulous Four to create a film that pushed all of our skills to greater heights. Having different interests and talents, we fit together to make a strong and well-rounded team. The Perfumist is an equal-parts collaboration where we all shared creative and technical roles. We hope you enjoy our film as much as we did creating it!