Rayna is currently completing her BFA in Character Animation at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Having grown up surrounded by plants and wildlife, she enjoys incorporating natural themes into her art and creating fantastical creatures and characters. She wants to show that the world is filled with magic and mystery, even in places and things that we have grown to consider mundane.
United States, 2021
In this 2D cut-out animation we follow a day in the life of Ori, the eternally vexed caretaker to a living lighthouse. With his faithful companion Clam in tow, he tends to his everyday responsibilities and enjoys the simple pleasures in life. That is, until the lights go out. Enter a world made of whimsy and wonder, where flying fish are better caught with butterfly nets and mermaids have more in common with cats than expected, and the sea stows away secrets yet to be uncovered. Will Ori find his light, or will his livelihood be spent?
Director: Rayna Buxton
Producer: Rayna Buxton
Writer: Rayna Buxton
Composer: Tiffany Román Louk
Sound Design: Rayna Buxton
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