Sam is struggling with his voice not being heard. His parents are going through a rough patch and his drawings have become dark and disturbing with a menacing spider appearing.
Tyler, Sam’s father decides to meet Sam and takes him for an adventure into the forest to try to recapture his imagination.
Disenchanted was released in Mid 2012, We are placing the film into more festivals and screenings this year, with the aim of shooting the motion picture in 2014. It is a unique film, mixing live action with animated sequences to greatly enrich the story.
Here is the Trailer for the fifteen minute short film:
Review of ‘Disenchanted’ the film, by Sarah Angelise
‘Disenchanted’ by Jonnie Dean is a short film that affords us a glimpse into the psyche of Sam, a young boy trying to comprehend the separation of his parents.
The film depicts Sam’s worlds split from his former life with his familial unit and his young mind attempting to piece together his new life.
Dean blends both worlds seamlessly and takes the viewer on an animated journey through Sam’s mind. Where we find him trying to decipher the emotions and circumstances forming within and without him.
The film touches both your heart and mind with it’s magical animation and score. The score, composed by Simon Porter, is effervescent and ethereal, evoking and emoting the innocence of a child living through change.
‘Disenchanted’ is beautifully shot and has dream/fantasy elements married with heartwarming reality of a family changing direction and beginning anew, on new paths. The film leaves the viewer with a sense of the beauty of innocence and unconditional love.