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The Fall

By 04/07/2022No Comments


Leafie is a plucky little maple leaf who loves to groove. But when their latest performance takes an unexpected turn, the harsh realities of the season come crashing down.


Desirae Witte is a Vancouver-based story artist, and the writer and director of the 2021 award-winning animated short film “The Fall”, starring Brian David Gilbert. Desirae has created storyboards for both TV and feature animation projects including the upcoming animated feature adaptation of “Animal Farm” directed by Andy Serkis, Netflix/BRON Studios animated feature “The Willoughbys” directed by Kris Pearn, as well as several other series for clients such as DreamWorks, Netflix, and SYFY. Originally from Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Desirae studied animation at Emily Carr University of Art & Design earning a Bachelor of Media Arts in Animation in 2015. Desirae hopes to continue honing her skills in the story department & directing more short films, with the goal of one day becoming a full-time director.