The Seahorse Trainer

August 4, 2020


Enter the surreal and nautical world of Seamour. A lonely old man with a passion for training seahorses. Desperate to have his most prized seahorse perform the highly ambitious “Triple Back Flip”, the final day of training has come and it’s up to his knowledge, preparation and the seahorse’s determination to see the trick come to life. But when the hourglass turns, Seamour realizes it is even harder than he thought and he must overcome his troubled past before the magic fades or the trick will never be achieved.


About the author

Ricardo Bonisoli & Babak Bina

Ricardo Bonisoli and Babak Bina are VFX artist based in Vancouver, Canada. They have been part of projects like Star Wars: the last Jedi, Captain Marvel, and Aquaman. In 2017 both decided to dive into the filmmaking world and started directing their first short film “The Seahorse Trainer”, a surreal narrative film with over 100 homemade VFX shots. The film premiered at the 45th Seattle International Film Festival (2019) where it received the grand jury award in its category, making the film Oscar qualified for the 2020 edition. The film has also received other awards including “best fantasy film” at Filmquest Festival and most recently, “best VFX” at the SPARK animation festival 2019.

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