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Every day, an office worker struggles through the demands of his job and boss. His painfully long and monotonous workdays are made worse by his relentlessly cheery coworker. Fantasizing about happier times from his past is the only thing that helps him get through the day. He is eventually pushed to his limit, realizes that he doesn't have to accept his life the way it is, and makes a big decision.

Director's Biography

image of the director, Barbara Mones

Barbara Mones is a faculty member in the department of Computer Science & Engineering and serves as Director for Animation Production in the Animation Research Labs, an Advanced Technology Initiative at the University of Washington. She has worked in both academic and industry in the areas of graphics and animation production for over twenty-five years. In her role as faculty she has directed and produced eleven animated shorts since 1999. She has lectured extensively on an international level on topics related to computer graphics, animation and curriculum development in addition to designing and executing her own graphics and animation that have been shown in many museums and institutions worldwide, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Villa Ciani Museum in Switzerland. Her animation has been shown in the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater and her artwork has been shown in the SIGGRAPH Art Show. She has chaired Panels (97), Sketches (Design, 96) Art Educators (Education Committee (85-95) served as a juror for the Art Show (1995, 2007) and Electronic Theater. She founded and chaired the SIGGRAPH Student Animation Competition (1984, then became SPACE in 1985) and coordinated it for fifteen years. SPACE became an international traveling show in 1989. Post undergraduate, she studied 2D and 3D animation at Sheridan College and has an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in mixed media sculpture and installation. Her research and production interests include animation, storytelling, content development, fast prototyping, and the production pipeline design for games and film.

Technical Credits


Barbara Mones

Production Team

Lucia ShinYoung Choi Ying Dang
Esmeralda Duenas Brianna Fecarotta
Bing Gan Jenna Han
Stanley Janicki Marisa Katagiri
Kristine Lee Aria Li
Vincent Liu Alexa McLaughlin
Elizabeth Ong Riley O'Callaghan
Sindre Punsvik Zhuonan Eric Sun
Andrew Shin Ian Wagner Smith
Lac Tranvu Sarah Wai
Vivyan Woods Cherry Chenwei Zhou

Technical Supervisor

Robert Forsberg

Technical Assistants

Erin Caswell Theodore Chin
Amanda Cook Zixing Guo
Ashley Nguyen Benjamin Schiffler
Mikey Wong


Mark Agoncillo Sean Mack
Ned Frisk Brian McDonald
David Hunt Gary Schwartz
Gary Faigin Matt Smith
Karen Lund Ali Mayyasi
Mark Lund

Special Thanks

Jamie Austad Bruce Mones
Chris Cunnington Rod Prieto
Karla Danson Jennifer Snow
Johnathan Davis Stephen Spencer
Edward Lazowska Aaron Timms
Hank Levy John Zahorjan
Valerie Liang