An absurd animation studio specializing in
the production of peculiar frame-by-frame films.


Director Emory Allen
Release June 2022

You ever wake up feeling not like yourself? Let everyone know by changing your head as easily as you would change your shirt. Put on your happy face! Or your sad face. Or your uh… upside down face?

In Detached, we meet a man who’s woken up on the smug side of the bed. His self-satisfaction is challenged by all of the unique personalities he bumps into on his way to work.

Detached was inspired by all those days that I woke up in an awful mood and just didn’t care about anyone else’s feelings. Those days when I barked at people who didn’t deserve it. Those days that made people ask, “What’s up with you today?” I felt different, but I looked the same. People can dress differently depending on their mood, can’t they? So wouldn’t it be great if we could switch our heads to match?

We are humbled by the response to our longest short to date. Detached played at several film festivals throughout 2022, was recognized by DesignRush’s video design awards as one of The Best Videos of 2022, and was awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Berlin FilmHaus, 2024
PAFF Short Film Festival, 2023
Oxford International Film Festival, 2022
Animest, 2022
Minnanimate 10, 2022
Cardiff Animation Nights, 2022
Milledgeville-Eatonton Film Festival, 2022
JellyFEST Season 6, 2022
Brooklyn Film Festival, 2022
Venice Shorts, 2022

Winner Best Micro-Short Berlin FilmHaus 2024
Vimeo Staff Pick
DesignRush’s One of the Best Videos of 2022
Finalist Scream it Off Screen July 2022
Honorable Mention Indie Short Fest March 2022

A Film By
Emory Allen
Music By
Justin Lawes
Special Thanks
Alicia Allen, Motion504
Produced by
Foreign Fauna