AQUACADE: an experimental short film that journeys through hidden histories in underwater New York City.

The film collages multiple techniques in animation: blending stop motion, 2D, and 3D with archival footage.


 Aquacade travels through New York City history, following the prohibition of pinball machines and their demise in the East River in 1942.

The film reveals an unknown world of past histories discarded underwater. 



Production Notes:

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 and New York City Municipal Archives.

Special thanks to La Guardia & Wagner Archives and New York Public Radio