Closed Visit



Paul hasn't seen his son in five months since the divorce, the only form of contact he is allowed is through a weekly video call. Closed Visit is a modern day story of technology acting as both a coping mechanism and a source of pain. Using the real messages of single fathers on internet forums and the director’s personal experience of being a single parent child, this animation explores isolation, separation and loss. Role: Director, Animator and Designer Starring: Tom Hillenbrand and Jonas Morland. Additional animation by Katy Wang Additional colouring by Megan Wright Screenings: ARS Independent Festival, 26th September - 1st October 2017 ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival, 27th September - 1st October 2017 LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, 28th September - 1st October 2017 KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, 17th - 22nd October 2017 Bucheon International Animation Festival, 20th - 24th October 2017 Graphic Design Festival Scotland: Shorts, 23rd October 2017 ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan, 28th October - 3rd November 2017 International Animated Short Film Festival Ajayu, 8th - 11th November 2017 Manchester Animation Festival, 14th - 16th November 2017 Short Short Story Film Festival, 25th November - 2nd December 2017 Two Short Nights Film Festival, 1st December 2017 London International Animation Festival (LIAF), 1st - 10th December 2017 Animateka International Animated Film Festival, 4th - 10th December 2017 1st Chania Cartoon & Animation Festival, 20th - 23rd December 2017 "British Shorts" Film Festival, 11th - 18th January 2018 London Short Film Festival (LSFF), 12th - 21st January 2018 Copper Coast International Film Festival, 22nd January 2018 VOID - International Animation Film Festival, 25th January - 3rd February 2018 Ladies Animated Short Screening (LASS), 7th March 2018 MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival, 12th - 16th March 2018 8th International Animated Movies Festival Animocje, 8th - 14th April 2018 ANIFILM, 1st - 6th May 2018 Semi-Finalist - The Shortest Nights [Short Sighted Cinema], 6th May 2018 In Memoriam Professor Peter Hafner Festival, 9th May 2018 Anibar Animation Festival, 13th-19th August 2018 Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival of Brazil, 20th-31st August 2018 Festival of Animation Berlin, 7th September 2018 ANNY: Animation Nights New York, 15th September 2018 Zubroffka International Short Film Festival, 5th-9th December 2018