'T-Pot' Animated Short Selected by 15 Canadian + International Film Festivals

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Posted on April 23, 2020 | Updated April 23, 2020, 10:01AM

A spaceship lands on a barren planet. An astronaut emerges to claim the planet as their own, but is it theirs to claim?

During their time at Emily Carr University, Shelley Welch and Mohammad Rastkar were inspired to follow careers in Computer Animation. Recently, they produced an independent film which was selected by fifteen Canadian and International film festivals.

T-Pot is a whimsical story of an astronaut landing on a barren planet and encountering an adventure. The film can be seen at

Shelley and Mohammad are employed as Lead Artists in the visual effects industry. They have worked on a wide range of films including Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars. For more information they can be contacted at and

T-Pot was shown in the following film festival:

SPARKS Animation Festival - Vancouver, BC; St John's International Women's Film Festival - St John's, NL; Femme Wave - Calgary, AB; Moscow Shorts - Moscow, Russia; Laterna Magica International Animation Festival - Goiania, Brazil; Streetwise Cinema - Winston-Salem, NC; Warsaw Animation Film Festival - Warsaw, Poland; Airdrie Film Festival - Airdrie, AB; Tibilisi International Animation Festival - Tibilisi, Georgia; 49th Roshd International Film Festival - Tehan, Iran; Les Sommets du cinema d'animation - Montreal, QC; BASAFF Presents, Union City, CA; Los Angeles CineFest - Los Angeles, CA; Under the Starts International Film Festival - Bari, Italy, Children's Film Festival - Seattle, WA

Contact: Dr. Lorrie Welch |