The Light Eater

Today is Al's very first day of school. Al has to sort things out on his own. Since his father passed away, his mother hasn’t been able to overcome her sorrow and has turned away from her son. Since this day, Al has been burdened by a curse: when he opens his mouth to speak, he swallows the light around him. But, Al also has a gift: he loves to draw and his drawings are full of bright colours that brighten his existence. Which of his sides will take over, light or dark?

12' CGI/2D Short film