Alone In The 475th

Inspired by journals written amid World War II this animated short explores a subjective interpretation of one soldier’s written words. Sam Cerra, author of the journals and grandfather to the filmmaker, begins his journey with enthusiasm before realizing the severity of being at war. Once fully immersed in the war, Sam’s growing fatigue drives him deeper into isolation and solitude. As these journal entries are recited the filmmaker uses a mixture of animation and photographs to visualize a surreal experience based on Sam’s actual written words.