Student / Rising Stars


13 min.




Sister and brother must deal with a presence of a sister‘s dark cloud, that endangers their magical place, slowly consumes the sister and forces to change their lives forever.

Brother (7) follows his sister (15) into a forest, where he finds her in a home-like magical space. A small dark cloud appears around sister, that turns the beginning of the forest dark and traps them in it.The cloud torments her, worsening her mental state.They find refuge in the magical space by hanging daisy-filled jars to dispel the darkness, though they must go outside to refill them when they dim. Because of the cloud she starts losing herself, snatching her spirit, trapping it in the forest where only her whistles are heard.Brother scared of darkness and cloud, guides her to the magical space, where her spirit returns .With the pattern repeating, the dark closes in on them.Darkening her, the magical space rejects her. The cloud absorbs her, leaving her buried in a dark forest.Worried brother enters the dark forest with a jar of shining daisies. While whistling he scatters daisies to disperse the darkness.She awakens to her brothers soothing whistles and the shining daisies. (pokud se tam za to dál vejde) At the end, the siblings are coming from the magical space into the forest, that isnt as dark as before. Now, in the forest, there are jars filled with daisies that help shine on their way.

Director’s statement
In this film, I wish to depict the loving relationship of an older sister and her little brother, which is put to the test.For me, sisters dark cloud personifies depression and anxiety, the forest that is slowly turning dark her worsening mind and the magical space, that became magical after brother found it, her safest and most dearest space. The daisies and the whistling are symbols of all the good and happy, linking to her brother. While the sister has to learn to work with the dark cloud and the darkness, the brother has to accept this part of his sister and not be afraid of it, since its not going anywhere. I wish to show both views of the siblings, as I feel they are equally important and challenging in their own way. The film is based on my own personal experiences with anxiety and depression, how me and my family have learned to work with it and live with it over the years.


Adéla Konečná

Country of production

Czech Republic

Target audience

Children age 8+, teenagers and adults

Animation Technique

2D (vector based), Drawing, 3D (CGI), 2D animation combined with 3D. The overall film will be 2D however we will use 3D modeling for help and enhancement.

Looking for

Sales agent / distributor, Animation studio, Post-production studio, Animator(s)


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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