The story revolves around MIRA, a 23 year old girl who has a heartache and feels empty inside. Her friend INGEBORG attempts to fill out Mira’s hole with vodka and parties, but when they meet the 500 year old shaman ULRIK, a more holistic solution arises: Mira must find her inner power animal to regain her strength. But after being put into a drum-induced trance, Mira meets something entirely unexpected.

Whole is a 12-minute short film director William Reynish created and directed at The National Film School of Denmark. It's a combination of puppet sets and 3D-animated characters, shot in stereoscopic cinemascope.

The film is inspired by how shamans are able to travel between two worlds and help regain your inner power.

Everyone has a power animal. You just have to find it.



Watch the final film below. Be sure to click the 'CC' button to get english subtitles.


Directed by William Reynish
Produced by Lina Flint
Screenplay by Carina Kamper & William Reynish
DOP Louise McLaughlin
Production Design by Rasmus Trustrup
Starring Molly Blixt Egelind, Stephania Potalivo, Baard Owe, Anne Marie Helger & Benjamin Hasselflug
Set Design by Anne Dorthe Vester
Sound Design by Philip Flindt
Music by Eske Nørholm

Editing by Carla Luffe
Tunnel Design by Marie Boye Thomsen
Character Design by My Buemann & Sara Main Lindemann
Character Animation by Lea Bøje, Anne Moth, Steffen Christensen & Kirsten Bay
Construction by Anne Dorthe Vester, Rasmus Trustrup, Marianne Femerling, Mette Jakobsen, Kristina Olesen
Drumming by B-Joe & Anette Høst Music
Recording by David Springborg