ANIMAL, 15min,. USA, Sci-Fi
Directed by Lauren Adams
Bitty and Minnie pilot their Post Haste Shipping Company vessel,
delivering supplies for the ongoing and ambiguous rebuild of a
collapsed America. For these pilots, their world is almost entirely contained to the inside of their ship - a self-driving behemoth with no windows onto the landscape that corporate assures them is haunted by dangerous Animals.
How well do we know the people who know us the best? How sure and stable is your most intimate relationship? Space is about so much more than just physical distance. You can be in the grandest ballroom and still feel crowded or be in a twin-sized bed with someone and feel so far away. Animal plays with the distance between our most intimate partners and the closeness between strangers. How platonic love can mimic and fill the void in the absence of romantic love. How closeness can mean family despite circumstances and personality types. How we can turn into the very animals that we fear.