the morning after

I was commissioned by the author Hollie McNish to develop an animated short film in response to a poem present in her latest book ‘Slug: and other things I’ve been told to hate’.

The poem, called “the morning after”, describes the anxiety and search for a missing piece after one loses their virginity. It reflects an emotion many people have experienced and it was important that in the animation I carried the empowering nature from Hollie’s writing.

The rhythm of an anxious enumeration of features inspired me to create an ever-morphing animated sequence. It was really exciting to create the transitions between each element and to keep the tempo of the expressive recorded reading.