As part of my thesis at Savannah College of Art and Design, I wrote, directed, and produced The Ocean Duck, a 2D animated short film based on an allegory by Persian poet Rumi, re-told through the genre of magical realism and with an aesthetic of early Middle Eastern painted and illuminated manuscripts. It is currently screening at several film festivals and won the 2022 Jury Award at the New York International Children's film Festival. 

Film Title: The Ocean Duck
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Synopsis: A woman visits her ailing grandmother in a hospital during a flood, bringing back fond memories of the past – spilling over into fantastical visions in the present – as an ancient tale comes to life.


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