Where Flowers Once Grew touches on small town life and the effect memories have on a person. Edith has lived her whole life in a tiny Texas town. Anchored by happier memories with her late husband, she feels stunted in a life that no longer suits her.  The film borrows visual elements from ink wash paintings and is rendered in an experimental 3D style with animation that mimics hand-drawn sketches. 

Written and Directed by Gabrielle Ray

Produced by Danielle Riseley

Character Modeling

Jakki McDonald

Caitlyn Byham

 

Character Rigging

Lindsey Sprague

 

Prop Modeling

Gabrielle Ray

 

UV Unwrapping

George Fleites

Jason Fernandes

 

Particle Effects

Kelly Larkin

Gabrielle Ray

 

Inking

Gabrielle Ray

Sabrina Chaney

Animation

Gabrielle Ray

Jeannine Kernisan

Katie Olson

Anna Vrieling

 

Layout Painting

Gabrielle Ray

Matthew Mantel

Vince Cappelluti

 

Sound Design

Magnus Nelson

 

Re-recording Mixer

Clay Skinner

 

Music

Mathew Pelton 

Lane Gardner

 

Voice Acting

Elaina Valore

Where Flowers Once Grew made its debut at the SCAD Graduate Animation Juried Showcase and received the Chair's Select Award for Achievement in Animation.

Where Flowers Once Grew has been accepted into the following festivals:

SCAD Graduate Animation Juried Showcase (USA) * ASIFA-Atlanta Roll Yer Own Fest (USA) * CutOut Fest (Mexico) * Short Short Story Film Festival (USA)  * SCAD Animate! (USA) * The World Animation Celebration 2015 International Short Film Festival (USA) * Filmstock Film Festival (USA)

Green Mountain Film Festival (USA) * Arkansas Shorts (USA) * Animac 2016 (Spain)  

New York Independent Film Festival (USA) * Winner of Red Dot Award 2016  (Germany)