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ARE YOU HOME

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DIRECTOR

Megan Cork

RUNTIME

4 minutes

COUNTRY

United Kingdom

SYNOPSIS

When Lou is awakened to the sound of glass breaking, they go looking for answers, but in a seemingly empty home who could have broken it?

DIRECTOR BIO
Hiya, I'm Megan Cork. I love working in 2D animation- especially when it is based in horror, fantasy and sci-fi! Horror in particular is such an interesting genre and I am so glad I had the chance to explore it in my student film, 'Are You Home?' As well as my final film, in my time at university at the Cambridge School of Art, I have also worked on industry live projects as part of a group for companies such as Provide: Community Interest Company, the Lost and Found Project, and Bake.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT
When I started creating this film, I just wanted to see how much I have improved since my first animation. Ideas based in horror come easier to me than perhaps more emotional pieces, and I enjoy silly scary stories more than any other genre. I find short horrors particularly fascinating- seeing how they unravel and the implications behind good cliff hangers that leave me thinking "Wow! That was a really cool idea!" and I want to instil that same sense of joy in my audience. But by following my interests I ended up making a surprisingly personal project. My character is openly Queer with a good relationship with their family- something I am lucky to have and wish to see more of in media. I’ve explored a genre that means the world to me and learned so much about its history and the techniques behind it. And while I still have so much work to do to improve, I am finally learning to appreciate how far I’ve already come.'

CAST and CREW

CAST
Mio Lobban - Voice of Lou
Lyra Howerd - Voice of Sophie