There, Mother

An Animated Short Film

Zaccaria Giupponi Crane Creations Puppet Festival Mississauga
Zaccaria Giupponi

There, Mother

An Animated Short Film

Zaccaria Giupponi Crane Creations Puppet Festival Mississauga
Zaccaria Giupponi

Event Details


Nightly: March 8 to March 15 2023 


Halo Espresso Bar  & Studio Paint Bar

Recomended Audience

Please Note The Total Run Time of all 12 Films is 1hr 30 minutes.  



About the Show

“There, Mother” originates from a little poem I wrote years ago, and it went:

There was a boy
playing in his room
from under the bed
Something came out of the gloom.
Creeping and crawling
It surrounded the child
But the kid answered
With a kind smile.

So push and pull
A spider became
It took the child back
What a shame.

It opened his jaws
And the child ate
Only in one bite
What a terrible fate!

Now crawling again
What beauty inside
I must find its heart
“Where do you hide”?
Squeezing it hard This child is so clever!

So now with his mom,
He can play forever.


  • Creator: Zaccaria Giupponi

About the Creator.

Zaccaria Giupponi was born on 21 July 1999 in Venice, Italy, where he lived until 2019, the year he moved to Milan to study Media Design and Animation at the Fine Art Academy of Milan, NABA. During the years hit by the Pandemic, he moves to Cardiff, Uk, and then for a brief period to Copenhagen, Denmark, to pursue his artistic career and expand his network. He then moved back to the United Kingdom, to London, where he is currently based.

An Interview with Zaccaria Giupponi.

How did you get involved in working in film and animation?

If we take into account the fact that every trauma in our lives somehow pollutes our psyche, it becomes necessary for the mind to cleanse itself with effective coping mechanisms. If those events that we felt as deeply touching are still affecting negatively the way we perceive and are perceived by our surroundings, we shouldn’t give in to despair, there are ways to find relief and go through the cathartic and wonderful experience of becoming aware of our emotions, to recognise how past events and traumas originates insecurities, fears, hope and dreams. Art and psychoanalysis are mediums that, in their ontological sense, rely on the observation and the manifestation of the imagination created by the mind. Both disciplines are free to treat any topic since anything can be observed and embodied through thought and art. In this way, my work tries to untie the phenomena of one’s primary existence by processing its events through psychoanalysis and art – to preserve and recollect those that need to be present now to be understood and accepted later.

What is one piece of advice you could give who is interested in going into film and animation?

As with all media, Animation is a language we use to express something we want to say in that specific way, so if you feel this craft resonates with your soul, it means you might have found a way to let your voice speak, and there is nothing more beautiful than that. So, diving into the creative world, never forget who’s truly speaking and what wants to be said.

Why do you love animation?

It’s a highly underrated craft, often regarded as a sub-genre of cinema with immense potential, creative outlets.

What is an animated film, you highly recommend someone see?

Belladonna of Sadness – Eiichi Yamamoto, 1973, Japan.

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