Nicole F. Smith (Assistant Animator, Assistant Lineart &colour), Theo Gianoli (Assistant Animator, Background Art, Line art & colour), Daniel Court (Soundtrack & Foley), Isabel Flint (Voice), Kate Grubelich (Voice), Daniel Court (Voice), Jason Barkell (Editor, VFX & Post Production), Shelley Nordfelt (Project Mentor).
Moving Image (e.g. animations, movies, television programs)
File Size and Duration
162.5MB; 2:14 min.
The Right Track is a 2D animated short about LGBT public displays of affection, showing the internal struggle of being openly queer in a public space. Targeted toward LGBT animation lovers, The Right Track is a cathartic and relatable short film inspired by real-life events. It is set in a fictional, modern-day London/Japanese suburbia, taking place entirely on a set of train tracks. The story follows our protagonist Hallie, a twenty-something pansexual woman, on a train ride with her new girlfriend, Allison. At first, Hallie is openly affectionate, out and proud. But then, she notices the judgmental looks, the stares, and the blatant homophobia, which become the catalyst to her own intrusive thoughts and fears. It is not until Hallie sees another LGBT couple does she begin to feel a little less alone. As the credits roll, we see Halllie slowly working up the courage to hold Allison’s hand again.
General (G) - suitable for everyone
Grubelich, K. (2021). The Right Track [Bachelor's Major Project, SAE Institute]. Creo.