“The Moon Is Essentially Gray” is a 3-minute CG animated short about a young child, her makeshift rocket, and her fantastic flight to the moon. The film explores the role escapism plays in the lives of children who suffer some form of neglect or abandonment by their caregivers, and is ultimately about the struggle to gain (or regain) personal power, joy, and freedom. “The Moon Is Essentially Gray” was produced by Hannah Roman as part of her thesis work in the MFA Computer Art program at New York’s School of Visual Arts.
Hannah Roman is an American filmmaker and visual artist living and working in New York. She received her BA in English, Film/Media Studies and Studio Art at Bucknell University and earned her MFA in Computer Art with a concentration in 3D Animation at School of Visual Art. She works in a variety of media, including 3D animation, oil, print and video, and is currently a lighting artist at Blue Sky Studios.