Swing

Swing is a narrative, virtual-reality film combining 2D, 3D and 2.5D animation techniques. Unfolding in overlapping acts, the internal and external struggles of a frustrated girl (who is attempting and failing to swing on a playground swing) become an inferno of souls. As the girl witnesses the other children swinging successfully, her anger builds until she ends up taking it out on herself.

Director

  • mari jaye blanchard
  • Mark Reisch
  • mari jaye blanchard is an Assistant Professor of Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the School of Film and Animation. Along with several of her own animated films which have screened internationally including festivals in Annecy, Melbourne and Berlin, she has made work for Sesame Workshop, MTV, and Comedy Central. She is a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellow, an Asian American Arts Alliance UAI Fellow and a co-founder of the NYC animation collective Family Camp.
  • Mark Reisch is a 3D Animator whose work has been seen in several 3D Imax films including Lions 3D and Sea Monsters. He was part of the first team to successfully convert live action footage to 3D IMAX film. He worked on feature films, TV specials (including the History Channel’s Battle 360), and shorts. Mark’s interests and areas of focus include character animation, modeling and virtual reality (VR).
  • Producer

    • mari jaye blanchard
  • Writer

    • mari jaye blanchard
  • Cast

    • Kimmie King
    • David Yockel Jr.

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