Synopsis: On an everyday train journey quite unlike any other, a not-so-casual observer goes to extreme lengths to avoid other passengers, a giant baby runs away from his parents, a romantic woman starts an ill-fated relationship with a cuckoo, and a naïve boy discovers that some problems can’t be fixed by pictures of unicorns. This train never stops and has no destination. Almost There implements mixed media techniques to explore the concept of life and its absurdity.
About the Director: Nelly Michenaud is a French animator, who has been living in the UK for the past seven years. Coming from a Fine Arts background, she is a recent graduate from the Directing Animation course at the National Film and Television School. She always intends to surprise and question people with her work, and finds inspiration in the more absurd aspects of daily life. This creative philosophy lies behind Almost There, which is her graduation film.