Into The Flame

The Trailer

We're excited to bring you the trailer for Into the Flame –– a short film by H&C scheduled for release in 2019.

Written & Directed by

Sean McClintock


Executive Producer

Whitney Green


Senior Producer

Jeff Bybee


Concept Direction

Magnus Hierta

Design

Sean McClintock
Timo Prousalis
Diego Abad


Lead Animator

Timo Prousalis


Cel Animation

Timo Prousalis
Diego Abad
Lauren Cash
David Reyes


3D Animation

Paul Wei
Travis Schmidt
Ryan Musselman

Compositing

Travis Schmidt
Ryan Musselman
David Reyes
Paul Wei


Concept Design & Storyboarding

Matt Deans
Timo Prousalis
Sean McClintock
Diego Abad

The Story

Life begins to unravel for Floyd — an overworked, unfulfilled salesman— when his wife leaves him to join an lepidoptera cult. Moths start appearing all around him and no matter what he tries, he can’t halt the visions. In a panic, he flees, running wildly for days. Exhausted, there seems to be no escape for Floyd
…but in the end there may be no end at all.

Floyd Waters

Our Hero

Floyd is an overworked, stressed but good guy. Even before his wife disappeared, he wondered if this was all there was to life. When she's gone, he struggles to understand and keep up with the crazy visions he's having.

Rose Waters

The Disappearing Wife

Rose didn't necessarily want to leave, but she felt she had to -- compelled to join the Apostles of the Flame. Her mind had always sought out higher truth and driven her to extremes to find it. It was part of what Floyd loved about her, but he knew it could also be her undoing.

The Moth Cult

Moths symbolize the destruction of worldly possessions and the quest for spirituality. Many, like Floyd and Rose, grapple with these concepts and limits of our existence. Some devote themselves to it and call themselves the Apostles of the Flame.