By Sofía Soldevila, St. Peter’s School Former Pupil
Our former pupil Sofia Soldevila explains how she created Patch Animation, a startup studio that seeks to bring people together through animation and its unique ability to make the unapproachable approachable. Their latest project, ‘Stached, is an animated short film that navigates loss and regains hope through the lens of an old man and a hermit crab.
When I was a student at St. Peter’s, I had my first contact with filmmaking thanks to an extracurricular program run by Sr. Merín, where we created our own short film. Back then I didn’t know I wanted to pursue a career as a filmmaker, but it showed me a possible path outside the regular career options among which I was struggling to decide.
I’ve always loved the power stories have to transport me to another world and animation adds an extra layer by making anything possible. This is one of the reasons why my partners and I created Patch Animation, a startup studio that seeks to bring people together through animation and its unique ability to make the unapproachable approachable. With every project, we aim to shed light on a meaningful cause and we are currently working on our first short film about grief.
The story navigates loss and regained hope through the lens of an old man and a spiteful hermit crab, who stumble upon each other because of a conflict of interest.
We’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign (until May 15th) to raise funds to be able to bring it to life. Please click here to learn more and support our project.
Sofia Soldevila – firstname.lastname@example.org