To The Peak (2015)

Inspired by working alongside young children as a party host, To The Peak is a playful short demonstrating the adventurous mind of a boy lost on the rocks of a stormy ocean.


The film allowed me to experiment with more advanced techniques within After Effects, particularly artificial lighting and particle generation in creating cold breath and crumbling rock. I also wanted to attempt character expression without the use of a mouth and focus more on the movement of eyes and body, especially considering the absence of dialogue.


As with the personal ident, textures are a massive component of my After Effects work and encouraged me to put maximum effort into the design of the characters, craggy cliffs and helicopter.