Synopsis: It Starts With is a 2D experimental animated short about people falling in and out of love while they make tiny teacups. Two sensitive souls sit in a workshop, and set about painting and sculpting their tiny teacups for inspection. A romantic bond soon arises between them, but it risks being prematurely shattered when their teacups are judged against each other by a couple of stern looking critics. The film was commissioned for season 6 of the Channel 4 short film strand Random Acts.
About the Director: French-Indonesian animator Laura Nasir-Tamara’s keen interests lie in painting, drawing and printmaking. Many of her short films play with both traditional and digital techniques, with narratives inspired by folktales and mythology. She graduated from the Royal College of Art, and has since collaborated with Channel 4 Random Acts and LADbible among others. She has a wealth of experience in producing animated work for advertising, TV series, festival trailers and music videos.