Lost Youth

This short film was made for my Major Project in my final year at University. The premise for this was to contrast the young naive mind of young girl and a wasting, demoralising mind of an elderly man. The granddaughter sees an advert with an image of a miracle lake (metaphorical for the ‘health benifits’ of the water that is being sold) and misinterprets it as a real place. In her willingness to help her Grandfather she goes in search of this place, dragging him along with her. Inevitably, when she can’t find the miracle lake, they give up and go home, only to have gained back her Grandfather’s inner youth through the adventure they have just experienced together.

Hand-Drawn on Paper and then polished in Photoshop and After Effects




Character Designs


old man copy

girl turnaroundStills


house copy