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THE LITTLE THINGS

DIRECTOR | CLETO ACOSTA-MCKILLOP 
PRODUCTION DESIGN | LORETTA KERESEN
DESIGN | CHRISTIAN ACOSTA-MCKILLOP
CHARACTER DESIGN | LORETTA KERESEN
PROP DESIGN | LORETTA KERESEN
ANIMATION | CLETO ACOSTA-MCKILLOP 
PROP DESIGN | QUINN BLACKSHERE
MUSIC | AMANDA HUFF 
BACKGROUND PAINT | CLETO & LORETTA
ANIMATION | LORETTA KERESEN

CREDITS

A man is reminded of the world before a pandemic by finding joy in the little innocuous things.

RUNNING TIME | 00:01:41 
GENRE | FICTION, SHELTER SHORT 
ASPECT RATIO | 16:9

SPECS

PROJECT TYPE | ANIMATION, SHORT 
FORMAT | DIGITAL 2D TRADITIONAL
LANGUAGE | ENGLISH
The Little Things
The Little Things
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Sugar animation

OVERVIEW

A man sitting on the beaches of a tropical island enjoying the music of the land along with the whistle of the winds and waves. Enjoying the finer things in life that is a piña colada. Until a harsh reality of a pandemic hits and breaks his daydream. Standing in a grocery store surrounded by the sickness staring at a can of pineapple juice, succumbing to the urge to buy it brings forth the idea that the little things, like a piña colada, can help you through a pandemic when all else seems lost.

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The little things

OUR GOAL

Our goal was to keep our sanity during the 2020 world wide pandemic "Covid 19". Our studio was at a lock down but we wanted to keep animating so we came up with a short animation as a reflection of what we were going through during the pandemic in Wisconsin.

The little things
The little things
The little things
The little things

PROCESS

The Little ThingsAmanda Huff
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We were so stoked that we got to work with a local artist Amanda Huff on the original music produced for this short film.