‘Skeleton of a Moth’ is a short documentary animation about the emotional difficulties and social pressures that affect teenage girls of today. The film is a collective narrative going back and forth between multiple girl’s perspectives as they talk through problems surrounding body image, mental health, and sexual assault. The hope is that the film will show anyone who has or is experiencing any of the issues discussed, that they aren’t alone, and that they have other people around them who will understand what they are going through.

Emma Kay Smith (UK)
Emma Kay Smith is an Animator and Illustrator based in Manchester. An alumnus of Manchester School of Art, Illustration with Animation. She makes 2D animations, often bringing in hand-drawn elements. Emma is very interested in talking about political issues often bringing them into her practice. She is particularly passionate about issues for women and girls as well as diversifying the Animation Industry.