A story about the hilarious and awkward misadventures of a 6’4’’ tall woman who is a star on the basketball court but struggles to find true love. This animated “tall short” about embracing difference is certain to disarm and delight.
Screening in Shorts Program: Moral Fibers
Length: 9 minutes
Director: Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano
Screenwriter: Melissa Johnson
Producer: Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano
Cinematographer: Robertino Zambrano (animation not cinematography)
Executive Producer: Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano
Composer: Albert Behar
Cast: Voice Over by Melissa Johnson
Cast = n/a (as this is an animated film)
Melissa Johnson is best known for her award-winning feature documentary, No Look Pass, about a Burmese lesbian basketball star. She has written essays for The New York Times, Salon.com, Boston Herald and more, including the inspiration for Love in the Time of March Madness that smashed traffic records for Salon.com.
Raised and educated in Sydney, Robertino Zambrano has worked in motion graphics, film, illustration, visual effects, and digital advertising in Australia and the U.S. He has directed moving-image projects for clients including Nike, Coca-Cola, Google, TED, and Beats By Dr. Dre, receiving multiple industry awards.