(thesis advisor)Chris Romero
(thesis advisor)Robert Milazzo
Within the next fifty years our environment will change drastically, but physically and psychologically we will not change. Using the setting of a future shaped by global warming, “51 Express” presents through animation an altered reality where every day, humans are having a bad one. The surreal heated atmosphere of the future will influence the way in which people behave in even the most ordinary interactions. By placing the characters in a post-apocalyptic world my aim is to bring awareness of global warming home to my audience, its possible affect on our future behavior and the absurdity of mundane interaction in this new paradigm. The narrative revolves around a love story between a man and a woman who is affected by short term memory loss, and is supported by other characters who reinforce the story during a train journey from New York to Montreal. “51 Express” takes off where “An Inconvenient Truth” left off - the goal is to use characters to make the highly abstract concept of global warming real.
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