In 2014, I created “Spilt Coffee” as a short film to coincide with my departure from the digital advertising industry. It was also the last animated short that I produced entirely within the Adobe Animate ecosystem, as I subsequently transitioned to a combination of Adobe Animate and After Effects for future projects.
Despite technical and scripting limitations, this project was met with positive reception and has become one of my most widely-viewed and relatable creations to date. I recognize upon revisiting the project, it remains an impactful and memorable work for me despite its cynicism and dark tone.
Written and Directed by Daniel Elliott
Voices by Shaun McGlinn and Adam Vierra