Short stop-motion animation about Sam, a dreamy, introverted teenager struggling with his father’s disapproval when he is on his way to the mosque to say the Shahada.
Sam is the invisible kid. He is the bicycle rack, the bookworm, the nut-hugger. He is the boy in the hallway burying his head in books, as it were. But since reading the Koran, his life has completely changed and he knows who he is. On his way to the mosque to say the Shahada, Sam is confronted with his father’s shadow. In this stop-motion animation, he is swept along on a spiritual journey, after which Sam has to accept his father’s opinion and let it go.


Production Design
Sound editing
Visual Effects

Title: Swimming to the Moon
Year: 2018
Duration : 4 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2018


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