Swamp is a beautiful short animated film directed and animated by Jeremy Carlen for his graduation at Sydney’s University of Technology. Additional animation is by Richard Chhoa and the colouring is by Sophie Booth, Erika Ju, Bryce Pemberton, Jennifer Quach, Bailey Sharp and Isabella Spagnolo. The music is by Emily Szyszka and the sound design by Matthew Colucci.

An aging woman and her dog struggle as their dilapidated home slowly sinks into a swamp.


Jeremy Carlen is a freelance animator and illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Design in Animation from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2015. Swamp was an official selection at Melbourne International Animation Festival and was showcased at the Short Film Corner at The Cannes International Film Festival of 2016.

All images © Jeremy Carlen/Swamp

One Comment

  1. Beautifully done and felt... enjoyed the sense of as things get worse in The Swamp that a look back to better times is there to comfort. Glad to see!

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