On The Cusp, Longlist - Short Film
Kyra says, “We wrote a poem meant as both a love-letter from mother to son, as well as a
desperate plea for time to stop its forward march, which was beautifully (and heartbreakingly)
read by a real mother all too familiar with this struggle. To accompany this, the visuals
needed to reflect the ephemeral nature of the story, so we devised a hand-painted animation
approach that kept its hero at the centre as the world swirls around him, relentlessly driven
forward by the rhythmic beat of his heart. Matteo’s beautifully delicate score wraps all the
elements together wonderfully”.