In a trash-filled city, a homeless woman's encounter with a fish takes an unexpected turn.
Waste Away is a surreal stop motion short about a homeless woman who becomes pregnant with a fish. The responsibility of motherhood gives her the strength to fight for survival, while the forces of nature threaten to overtake her. The setting of urban neglect emphasizes the pervasive alienation between people, and humanity’s destructive impact on their environment. Relevant to today’s crisis, at a time when nature is undermining our position as its ruler, this animation tells a vivid story of disaster and rebirth. Waste Away is my BFA thesis film at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
2020 - Stop motion / DragonFrame + After Effects compositing