Best For You
Bailey Martin & Emma Mckay
Best For You
A young woman begins to discover what it means to be a lesbian through her first girlfriend and the reactions that arise in her family.
Duration: 05m 24s
Media: 2D digital & hand-drawn animation
Film genre: Identity, Family
Directors: Bailey Martin & Emma Mckay
Director — Storyboarding, Layouts, Character Animation, Sound Mixing
Director — Character Design, Layouts, Character Animation, Compositing
Concept + Background Artist | Amanda Lim
Composers | Joshua Ma, Mariah Symchych, Saja DiGiovanni
Sound Designer | Glen Gustard
Animators (Clean-up + Colouring) | Alayna Y, Lorien Allan
Voice Actors | Tommy: Mariah Symchych, Maura: Adrienne Desiderio, Josie: Emma Mckay
ECUAD Graduating Class of 2023
I have always used art as a tool to understand my own mind and my role in the world, and knew I wanted to explore my feelings around my queer identity in an animated narrative. I am inspired by the lived experience of queer people, both how internal and external forces shape one’s view of themselves. It has been a huge pleasure to work alongside Bailey Martin, morphing our perspectives into a story that represents a mutual understanding of identity.
I connected with Emma over being queer and having a difficult time coming to accept our identities; which allowed us to create a story we both felt passionate about. I am personally interested in exploring how religion affects queer youth and displaying the strength it takes to come out despite negative factors. Our skills melded well within a 2D animation background and I found using our education in animation to fulfill this narrative to be an exciting and informative journey. I am thankful for being able to work alongside a good friend and an even greater artist like Emma to create a film we both are proud of.