Our film festival benefits the Shenandoah County Public School District’s Theatre Programs. Today we’re highlighting a returning favorite, animator Radheya Jegatheva, who will be premiering his next animated feature, “The Quiet.”
Now let’s look at a personal essay that Radheya Jegatheva submitted to us about making his film.
‘The Quiet’ is loosely based on a 2016 short story by the director titled ‘Silence’ which was the overall winner of the Mundaring National Youth Section for the KSP Speculative Fiction Awards and a High Commendation for the 2016 Rees Prize for Young Writers under the auspices of The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA.
Animation Software Used: Adobe After Effects, VC Orb, Adobe Animate
I want to thank the amazing people who assisted with translating the film into other languages for the captioning:
Karima Hoisan (Spanish)
Martina Zeiner (German)
Bruna Aquilar & Virginia Tobar (Portugese – Brazilian)
Penelope Parx (Italian)
Iono Allen (French)
Childrens voices heard at the 8 minute mark are of my brother Rahul and I aged 8 & 10 taken from old home videos my mum and dad had recorded.
I also want to thank my character models for some of the animations, In Pyo Jang (Uncle) & Mirae Jang (Mum).
I am very grateful to Diamond sponsor Dr Martin Kumar for his assistance in getting this film seen more widely.