“In a vast southwestern desert, a teenage girl ditches her drivers test while attempting to come to terms with her own impending adulthood.”
Merge is a proposed three-minute animated short film that would play out like the anxiety dream of a teenage girl terrified of growing up. The medium would be digital 2D, and would experiment with using the instability of frame-by-frame animation as an expressive tool to convey characters’ internal states.
The main goal that I want to achieve with Merge is to create a compelling coming-of-age story from one of many female perspectives. I want to make the kind of film that I would have LOVED to see when I was young, but only rarely got to enjoy!