Stop Motion Animated short.
Upcoming release in 2020.
Ready to quit her dreams of becoming a celebrated accordionist, busking day after day for an isolating swamp metropolis that isn’t listening, the young Mira finally gets a taste of recognition one evening when she meets Lore; a charismatic and successful performer who takes an interest in Mira’s talents.
Giving into her charm and status, Mira finds herself playing hostess to the mysterious and talented singer as Lore’s self-serving behaviors make her increasingly more uncomfortable in her own home. Mira’s desire for recognition from this elevated musician leaves her blinded to Lore’s monstrous intentions. As Lore gains control over Mira and her home her true form is revealed to be a water demon bent on carving out a place for herself by taking advantage of others. Mira, entrapped by this demonic entity, is left with her home and sense of self forever changed. Stop motion puppetry and digital collage bring to life this haunting surrealist horror about the dangers of finding self-worth through the sacrifice of self.
Concept and Script - Eva Louise Hall
Animation and Direction - Eva Louise Hall
Calvin Arsenia - Musical Direction + Score
Erica Marie Mancini – Composer, Mira’s Accordion Theme (written and performed by)