Using a sparse soundtrack and visual design that shifts from bright and spacious simplicity to opaque fragments, HIDE tells a heartrending, prescient story about family, social anxiety and isolation in a world that is increasingly disjointed and unrecognizable.
Co-produced by La Cellule Productions (France), CUB Animation (Hungary), and the National Film Board of Canada, HIDE allegorically explores the idea of moving far from home yet remaining able to see and communicate with your loved ones.
In addition to the imaginative music video Constant Growth Fails (2017), Gray has directed many commissioned works. He has also served on a film festival jury and as a visiting lecturer at universities, and has led a number of creative animation workshops.
Daniel currently lives in Hungary with his wife and daughters. His most recent film, HIDE, is a co-production between La Cellule Productions, CUB Animation Studio, and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). This is Daniel’s first collaboration with the NFB.
2021 - HIDE
2015 - TEETH
2006 - T.O.M.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Daniel Gray
Written by: Daniel Gray
Produced by: Bella Szederkenyi, Balint Gelley, Marion Barré, Soyo Giaoui, Maral Mohammadian, György Czutor
Sound: Olivier Calvert
Animation: Daniel Gray, Margot Barbé, Benoit Michelet, Islena Neira, Théo Sigot
Main Cast: Ryan Hill (Young Brothers), Amir Sám Nakhjavani (Grown Brothers), Chris Cottrell (Dad)
Nominations and Awards
- Short Film Candidates 2021