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Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Things used to be hidden

Saturday, March 12
4:00PM - 5:32PM


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Things used to be hidden is a mockumentary about the aftermath of a disaster which caused everyone to loose their perception filters. Various characters tells us how they feel about their new lives. Is knowing it all really what we want?

Section: Animated Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Runtime: 3min

Director: Tara Mercedes Wood

Producer: Royal College of Art

Screenwriter: Tara Mercedes Wood

Cinematographer: Tara Mercedes Wood

Editor: Tara Mercedes Wood

Sound Designer: Mike Wyeld

Principal Cast: Gary Pillai and team


Tara is a designer and director with a passion for abstraction and ambiguity. After finishing her degree in Interdisciplinary Design in Bremen, Germany she flew over the pond to London for the Royal College of Art, where she recently graduated with a MA in animation.

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