An experimental short film that journeys through hidden histories in underwater NYC, beginning with the prohibition of pinball machines and their demise in the East River in 1942. The film combines multiple techniques in animation: blending stop motion, 2D, and 3D with archival footage and a fabricated miniature underwater world.
Animated and Directed by Caroline Voagen Nelson
Composer and Sound Mixer: Chris Burke
Assistant Fabricator: Christina Lafontaine
Assistant Scene Painter: Katya Meykson
Voice Over and Archival Footage provided by: WNYC Archive Collections/ NY City Municipal Archives.
Special thanks to LaGuardia & Wagner Archives & New York Public Radio
Florida Film Festival, Maitland, FL
Animasivo Festival de Animación Contemporánea, Mexico City, Mexico
Coney Island Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Supernova Outdoor Film Festival, Denver, CO
Best of DDA, Brooklyn, NY *Best Editing and Technical Effects
Animation Chico, Chico, CA