Animated Shorts Program includes ASHKASHA, BACK TO NORMAL, BLANKET OF WORDS, THE BORDERLINE, BRUJAS, LA CALESITA, LA CURANDERA CUMBIAMBERA, GO AHEAD, LUCKY'S BRAVE SUNSHINE, SONG OF THE LAKE, TO FALL, THE WALLS, THE WORLD'S AFTER, and URIE
Inclusion Fellowship - Indigenous Latino Cohort includes BACK TO NORMAL, DEATH IN TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT, Na Savi and WORTHY
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Back to Normal
Directed by Cecilia De Jesus
United States | 11 min | 2023
Two little blobs named Red and Orange make their way through a global pandemic that completely upends their lives. The isolation of lockdown takes a heavy toll on Red, whose mental health deteriorates as Orange tries to find ways to show Red love and support.
A little blob couple named Red and Orange are suddenly thrust into a world-altering pandemic. As the days of lockdown drag on, they work from home, do various quarantine activities to pass the time, and connect with friends and family virtually. They both end up being laid off from their jobs and months pass with them feeling listless. Orange gets a job that brings it back to the office, leaving Red home alone. As things steadily open up, Red remains inside, feeling increasingly isolated as other blobs return to their happy lives full of activities. Red’s mental health continues to deteriorate as Orange tries to find ways to show Red love and support. This heartfelt animated short was created through the 2022 LXiA Spark Animation Grant, sponsored by Netflix.
Cecilia De Jesus is a Filipina/Mexican-American designer, animator and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. She has worked on several title sequences for film and television, including Sonic the Hedgehog the Movie, Motherland: Fort Salem, Phantom Thread and The Hate U Give. She currently is a motion graphics artist at Trailer Park Group, where she designs and animates trailers for film, television and social content. She also contributes her animation skills towards projects for non-profit organizations such as Feeding America, the LA Regional Food Bank and WWF.
|Type of Film||Short|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Year Film Was Completed||2023|
|Social media Handles||IG: @backtonormalfilm, Twitter: @BackToNormalMov|
|Director||Cecilia De Jesus|
|Written by||Cecilia De Jesus|
|Cinematography||Cecilia De Jesus|
|Edited by||Cecilia De Jesus|
|Music by||Samuel Jones|
|Sound Design||James Miller|
|Art Direction||Cecilia De Jesus|
|Main Cast||Angel Stafford|