The Stained Club
ANIMATION | 5 – 10 MIN. | AWARD WINNERS, COMING OF AGE
Finn, who has stains on his skin, meets a group of cool kids who are also “stained.”
This film contains scenes or descriptions that some viewers may find disturbing and/or may not be suitable for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Draw an outline of a body, your body. Color in or shade areas where you think you hold any psychological or emotional trauma or fear from your past. Pick a different color to show any physical pain or damage you’ve experienced or currently experience. Consider applying colors more heavily to reflect the intensity of these feelings. Now map the road to recovery. For each shaded area, give yourself a prescription–multi-step if needed–for how to make yourself feel better.
Meet the Filmmaker
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang and Béatrice Viguier have graduated from Supinfocom Rubika school (Valenciennes, France) with Master’s degrees in digital directing. In 2018, they co-directed the short film “The Stained Club.”
WHY THEY MADE THE FILM
THE STAINED CLUB was created by six students who graduated from Supinfocom Rubika, a 3D animation school. During the last year of the five-year program, they had the chance to work exclusively on a short film, about 7 minutes long in full CG. The original idea was found during the 4th year at school, and they developed the idea at this point. The production itself began in September 2017 and ended in June 2018.
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