About this submission
It was never my intention to make a film about Covid-19, but the pandemic serves as the catalyst forcing a new couple to make a difficult decision. Ultimately this leads to something more interesting; a battle between two romantic personas - a fantasist and a realist.
The still motion animation style of the film follows its function. Small Talk was made in lockdown, with minimal crew involved and therefore is a homemade romantic fantasy created in relative isolation. The dreams of both characters, and the filmmakers who created them, can never ascend the little room where they find themselves trapped.