We can be both bound and uplifted by identity. A self reflection on the relationship between race, heritage, and stereotype, “The Mud” tells the story of a clay figure who struggles against outside forces that seek to overtake and disfigure his very essence. Through dance and movement, he strives to understand and find himself.
This project was part of the Laika Animation Grant through Project Involve.
Directed by Brandon Lake
Animated by Rich Zim & Brandon Lake
Cinematographer: Farhad Dehlvi
Producers: Carolyn Mao & Valerie Martinez
Style of Animation: Claymation