A children’s book author is told that her new manuscript needs to be “darker”, but when her revisions piss off the characters in the book, they come back to make some changes of their own.

“I love when sugar, spice, and everything nice goes to hell.” - gizmodo.com

“It’s fun to watch chipper, CG characters go all horror movie...” - i09.com

Winner "Best Short Film" - Las Vegas Film Festival

Winner "Best Animation" - Catalina Film Festival

Winner "Best Animation" - Asheville Film Festival

Winner "Best Fantasy Short Film" - Beverly Hills Shorts Festival

Winner "Honorable Mention" - LA Underground Film Festival

Winner "Best Animated Short Film" - ILoveShortFilms.com

Official Selection - Bahamas International Film Festival

Official Selection - Golden Door Film Festival

Official Selection - Asheville Cinema Festival

Official Selection - Catalina Film Festival

Official Selection - Las Vegas Film Festival

Official Selection - Cucalorus Film Festival

Official Selection - Indie Memphis Film Festival

Official Selection - Atlanta Shorts Fest

Official Selection - LA Underground Film Festival

Official Selection - Cinequest Film Festival

Official Selection - Sedona International Film Festival

Official Selection - Cleveland International Film Festival

Official Selection - Beverly Hills Shorts Festival

Official Selection - Filmets Badalona Film Festival - Spain

Official Selection - Imaginaria Animation Festival - Italy

Official Selection - Hyperdrive Sci-fi and Fantasy Film Festival - England

Official Selection - SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase 2015

Featured On - Shortfil.ms: The Web's Best Short Films

Featured On - Film Shortage: Best Scripted Shorts Online


Written and Directed by: Robert Rugan @robertrugan

Produced by: Molly Mayeux @mayeuxfrombayou

Executive Produced by: Adam Schlossberg

Director of Photography: Pete Konczal


Rob Tepper as Danny @teptep

Nora Zehetner as Miranda

Script Supervisor: Heather Bruner

Assistant to the Producer: Belle Jiao

1st Assistant Camera: Jon Cooper

Gaffer: Eric Hora

Best Boy Electric: Trevor Fields

Key Grip: Chad Battinelli

Set Photographer: Justin Tyler

Costumer: Jackie McCoubrey

Hair/Make-up: Faye Lauren

Production Designer: Niki Azevedo

Prop Master: Taylor Derwin

Sound Mixer: Jon Mendel

Original Score: Brooks Ball

Sound Design and Mix: Joel Raabe

VFX Supervisor: Dave Thomlison

Character Designer: Tad Lambert

Animation Supervisor: Laura Skowronski Nattam

Technical Directors: Angel Negron, Chris Covelli

Modeling/Rigging: Chris Covelli, Angel Negron, David Alonso, Dave Thomilson

Lead Animator: Frank Patterson

Animators: David Alonso, Laura Skowronski Nattam, Nick Martinelli, David Damm, Eric Lampi, Chris Covelli, Dave Thomilson

LookDev: Angel Negron, Chris Covelli

Tracking: Dave Thomilson, Todd Alan Peleg, Patrick Arrington, Tinizsi Gadegbeku, Nick Martinelli, Chris Covelli

Additional Modeling: Domel Libid, Brandi Dimino

Lead Compositor: Adrian Winter

Colorist: Sal Malfitano

Lead Color Assistant: Tom Tomilson

Finishing Producer: Jason Farber

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