In The Making, Longlist - Animation

Sent Away

Rosa Fisher

Royal College of Art, London

Boarding schools can rip children out of their secure, loving homes and deposit them into a cold, unloving institution. ‘Sent Away’ looks at the psychological implications that this can have on children and in particular the effect it had on my father, Tom. The film explores themes of masculinity, and also speculates how the cultural practice of sending children to boarding school has politically shaped the UK.

Rosa uses observation from every day life to tell stories which are playful and engaging, but have underlying social criticisms. She aims for a deceptive simplicity, communicated through expressive drawing, visual metaphor and sound. Rosa enjoys combining a jokey, light hearted aesthetic with darker, serious topics.