Cast & Crew:
Small Talk, was never intended to be a film about Covid-19 although the presence of a looming lockdown is the catalyst forcing a new couple into making a difficult decision. Ultimately this leads to something more interesting and 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 people involved and therefore is a self-constructed romantic fantasy made in relative isolation. The dreams of both characters, and the filmmakers who made them, can never ascend the little room where they find themselves trapped.