All the feels

short film, work in progress, 2020-

All the Feels is a short film which explores how reaction GIFs facilitate performing emotion in online conversations. Through a symbolic narrative and visuals I analyze various characteristics of reaction GIFs (loops, layering of meaning, the cinematic character).

The plot revolves around an actress who is preparing for an important role. We follow this through various text conversations on her phone. In order to grow emotionally and be able to perform, she has to leave a version of her old self behind and go through a hero’s journey in a fantastical, animated world.

Supported by:
Stimuleringsfonds Design Grant
Amarte Fonds
CBK PPR grant