This Too Shall Pass (2014)

3 Min. 57 Sec. HD.

Is it possible to be simultaneously ecstatic and miserable? Will this moment ever end? How I wish it would last forever. This Too Shall Pass is an animated short that takes an honest look at the extreme highs and lows of parenting young children in the 21st century.

Using 2D digital painting techniques as well as rotoscoped home movies, animator Kristen Palana tries to come to terms with her conflicting feelings about the joys and hardships of being the mother of two spirited boys, in her case in a foreign country with no access to help from extended family. Based on a poem she scrawled in her journal when her sons were two months and two years old, Palana tries to capture the extreme mood swings, longings, epiphanies, and anxieties that often color the lives of new parents who have been catapulted out of their comfort zones into a strange but also wonderful new existence.

This Too Shall Pass is still in production and will be available for private online viewing in Fall 2014.

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