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CRUISING

2013 // Action, Adult, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Satire, Short Film, Student Film, Abstract, Digital 2D, Experimental, Motion Graphics, Special Effects, Stop Motion, Traditional 2D

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Dir: Zachary Zezima


What is the film about?

Based on a true story, CRUISING follows a young man through an extrovert\’s dream and an introvert\’s nightmare; the chaotic and cacophonous world of forced-fun aboard an insular cruise ship. His initial inability to accept his environment drives him to suicidal fantasy, where he learns to cope with his stressors, discomfort and anxieties.

A little background information...

After a family cruise in which I briefly contemplated jumping ship, I felt my inner conflicts within this environment and setting would make for an interesting story. After learning I’d be joining my family for a second cruise, I decided to use it as a research trip for a short animated film and it’s the only reason I didn’t go overboard the second time!

How was the film was made?

A mixture of hand-drawn animation, Photoshop animation, video, photography and stop motion, all composited in After Effects.

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