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Mourning Cloak - Student Short Film

Mourning Cloak - Student Short Film

Joshua Davies
by JDImagery on 3 Apr 2023 for Rookie Awards 2023

This film was rendered inside Unreal 5. This project was made entirely by students. All 3D models (Minus the foliage in the background environment (Quixel MegaScans), were modelled, textured and animated by 3 students working on the film. All animations were performed by stage-combat and stunt-trained students.

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A student final year film project.

Motion-captured short animation rendered in Unreal Engine 5.

A train stowaway, that suffers from a dissociative disorder, must deliver a parcel to Berlin while avoiding a group of pursuers and the danger of death.

Film Stills

 Props/ Environment Assets



Joshua Davies: Director, DoP, Environment Artist, Editor, animator
Zayne Chaudry: Producer, motion-capture clean-up
Ansh Kanchan: Lead animator, VFX Supervisor

Ciaran Gravestock: Audio Design
Giorgos (George) Othonos: Motion Capture technician and Background Environment Artist
Leah Darknell: Concept Art
Vinícius Motta: Composer
Reaper In Sicily: Soundtrack


Alexa Pitkeathly: Jade
Molly Graham: Naomi
Jessie Plant: Prince
Lucas Albion: Lie

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