‘Gerascophobia’ is about a boy called ‘Mo’ who has fears for growing up and ageing. The little boy does many odd things to avoid growing up. The animation describes his mundane life moments, shows his fears of separation, mortality, taking responsibility, and standing out as an independent individual.
Trailer: vimeo.com/106098988
Graduation film at The Glasgow School of Art, MDes Communication Design / Illustration September, 2014.
Direction & Animation: Shuangshuang Hao | shuangshuanghao.com
Voiceover: Alasdair Hankinson | spotlight.com/7812-1273-9068
Sound Design & Music: Kaj Mäki-Ullakko | fatphase.com
Thanks to Charlotte Craig for female voices.
Awards & Nominations:
BAFTA Scotland 2015 nomination, UK
Best British New Animation nomination, UK (EIFF 2015)
Encounters Animation Award nominated, 2015, UK
Lillien Gilbert Kid-Friendly Award, 2015, US
Langley Marie Award for Best Student Film Award, 2015, US
Festival Screenings:
SPARK Animation 2014, Canada.
London Short Film Festival 2015, UK.
Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival 2015, US.
Tricky Women Film Festival 2015, Austria.
Richmond Diversity Film Festival 2015, US
Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films 2015, T?ebo?, Czech Republic
Pictoplasma 2015, Berlin, Germany
Northwest Animation Festival 2015, US
Animatricks Film Festival 2015, Finland
Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2015, UK
London International Animation Festival, 2015, UK
Edinburgh Hogmanay 2015/16, UK
Black Movies Film Festival 2016, Geneva, Switzerland
British Shorts Film Festival 2016, Germany