Interview with Filmmaker Niara Clay (SERPENDIPITY)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

SERPENDIPITY was awarded BEST CHARACTERS at the April 2020 ANIMATION Feedback Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Niara Clay: I was motivated by the fresh take on the well known character of Medusa. With this film it was exciting to explore the boundaries between grounded and fantasy storytelling.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

This Animated short took 2 years from idea to finished product.

3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Whimsically inviting

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

As we developed the film, our team was still learning the fundamental techniques of the industry. Our biggest obstacle came in the big risks where we didn’t know if a task would turn out successful, due to our limited technical vocabulary. It’s…

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