“Distracted” Short Film by Al Boardman

Veteran UK director/designer/illustrator/animator Al Boardman mines his challenges with dyslexia and ADHD to craft a very personal and appropriately frenetic short film about the increasing “feelings of constant distraction that we all feel.”

Al Boardman: “I set out to try and explore and visualize what it is to be distracted using a combination of abstract 2D motion design visuals (something I am very used to creating) along with a, slightly more out of my comfort zone, mixed media approach.

“I created something deliberately fast, hectic, and overwhelming at times. The mixed media and text parts are all relevant snippets of my own personal archive, from old photography negatives, assessment scans, notes, and doodles, to an MRI of my brain.

“For Florian Seraul, who composed the music, it’s about letting off steam. Venting the anger and frustration we feel against technology and our inability to control how it affects us.

“The piece makes the overwhelm we feel every day obvious and mocks us even as we watch it.”
 
Distracted Short Film by Al Boardman | STASH MAGAZINE

Distracted Short Film by Al Boardman | STASH MAGAZINE

Distracted Short Film by Al Boardman | STASH MAGAZINE

Distracted Short Film by Al Boardman | STASH MAGAZINE

Distracted Short Film by Al Boardman | STASH MAGAZINE
 
Director: Al Boardman

Music: Florian Seraul

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