This film introduces the audience to the idea of suicide, mental disorders, and their preventive measures. The film also attempts to make the audience sensitive to human behaviour. It aims to deliver the message that speaking about suicide and sharing thoughts related to it can help an individual in need. Highlighting how suicide as a topic is discussed in an average Indian household, it shows how simple behavioral changes can also be a sign of mental distress. Explorations were done in the form of narrative, character, environment, and editing. The process went through narrative-building, script-writing, creating mood boards, storyboarding, character design, background design, and pre-visualisations. Making a film for a specific purpose poses a great challenge. Keeping every aspect of the film balanced while highlighting the message it needs to convey, teaches a lot about the complexities of forming a narrative. Film design holds great power in conveying such ideas and combined with the visual charisma of animation, it can grab the attention of a wider audience.
Keywords: 3D-2D integration, animation, awareness, short film, suicide
Student Name: Atharva Chaudhary
Guide: Mr. Ajay Tiwari, Co-Guide: Mr. Suman Chowdhury