Award of Excellence – “Surface Deep” (USA)

Title: Surface Deep
Runtime: 5 min
Country: USA
Director: John Donaldson
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: June, 2022

Synopsis: A young girl lives in a sheltered underground society. She is tasked by the village elder to patrol the entrance to their city. His fearmongering of a monstrous “other” leads her to commit a crime which she cannot come back from.

This is a short created independently from students at Texas A&M University. To date it is the longest and largest scoped fully CG 3D short to come from the program!