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The Pet Named Stress
Greta, aged six, struggles to overcome her insecurities with the help of her new pet named Stress.
After three girls in the neighbourhood dismiss Greta, she becomes dreadful. On her way home, she finds a messy creature and adopts it. As Greta feels uneasy about the girls’ denial, her new pet shows an aggressive nature and destroys everything in the house. Scared and defeated, Greta leaves the animal in the woods. But because of the guilt, she brings it back and names it Stress. She uses books on training and begins to tame it. Finally, they demonstrate tricks in the neighbourhood. Three girls approach Greta and Stress, wanting to become friends.
The Pet Named Stress represents the actual feeling of stress and how to deal with it when it is too much. I want to use humour as a tool to make the story more approachable to the wider audience. The graphic approach that I use is based on black ink brushes and acrylic colours that I applied in my previous illustration work. I would use only body movement and sound effects without dialogues or voiceover.
Laura Martinović was born in Zagreb in 1993. She completed the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb in 2012 in the graphic department. She obtained her MA by graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in September 2017 and BA in Graphic Arts 2016. She also participated in a student exchange for one semester at Ulster University in Belfast, UK, attending a photography and illustration class in 2015. She did professional practice at the private Art School Metafora in Barcelona, Spain as an illustrator and animation artist in 2018.
Draško Ivezić is a Croatian animated film director, scriptwriter and producer. As a producer, Ivezić worked for three years at Zagreb Film and then for Denmark’s The Animation Workshop. Grand Prix for Croatian film, Animafest Zagreb 2017 for Manivald, The best script for Manivald in Ottawa 2017, Grand Prix at Animatou 2019 for Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves.
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Production companyAdriatic Animation