| 6 min

In this short animation, a young boy takes a flying leap away from normal, waves goodbye to his classmates, and disappears into the cityscape and beyond. At the same time, a young girl is inspired to reinvent her space with art.

This animated short caught my eye as it was a female who was "tagging" or drawing graffiti on the walls. When done correctly and with the right intentions, graffiti art can be a beautiful moment caught on a piece of life's canvas. Yes, it's risky to travel into the city alone or create works of art publicly. That's what life is all about. You can't deny passion when it calls you...

Tré Armstrong
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  • director
    Howie Shia
  • writer
    Howie Shia
  • animator
    Howie Shia
  • background
    Kelly Sommerfeld
    Howie Shia
  • flutter burner
    Mitch Speed
  • music composer
    Howie Shia
  • music producer
    Sizzly Poppa
  • music performer
    Drew Birston
    Dafydd Hughes
    Tim Shia
    Howie Shia
  • music recording
    Ryan Patterson
  • sound editing
    Ryan Patterson
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • final sound mix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • on-line
    Denis Pilon
  • technical coordination
    Julie Laperrière
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • marketing
    Hélène Tanguay
    Melissa Wheeler
  • executive director
    Judy Gladstone
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
    Howie Shia

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