Jane | Short film
Jane likes to jump on the bandwagon. Jane likes to read self-help books. Jane has many friends and all her friends seem to be getting married or engaged. Jane too wants to get married. Why not? Everybody else is doing it. With the help of a self-help book Jane learns some techniques, some old-fashion techniques, of how to impress a man. Jane is impatient. She decides to apply her new acquired knowledge on the first man she meets. The doorbell rings, surprise-surprise, there is a man at the door. Here is Jane’s chance, chance to impress. Or not?
The idea for Jane comes from the many New Year’s Eve skits Andreea grew up watching on Romanian television. There is a lot of silliness and absurdity intended in the skit. The silliness is a response to the pressures of keeping up with others, and the constant whirlpool of self-help books and articles.
We filmed the skit on a stage with a colorful backdrop. Our intention was from the start to integrate fun illustrations and animation that contributes to the narrative and to the overall silliness of the story.