Animated Short Film Noose will Tug on Your Heartstrings & Remind You To Never Give Up

Shirley Zhou powerfully tells a story of a boy that is planning to take his own life in the short film Noose. This animated film brings all who watch on an emotional roller coaster in the form of art. The 7 minute and 19 second piece does an outstanding job at bringing understanding to someone who has never felt suicidal or who has never personally lost someone to suicide. The music done by Stephen Spies and Kate Bacich is a phenomenal masterpiece that helps carry the film from start to finish so flawlessly that it heightens the emotional experience of viewing this film. This film reminds viewers that even when you are in your darkest place in life there’s always something or someone that can use your help and helping someone else may restore your will to live. Noose will definitely tug on your heartstrings.


Written, animated, directed by Shirley Zhou

Sound Design / Mixing by Crystal Chan (

Original Soundtrack by Stephen Spies and Kate Bacich

Listen to the film soundtrack:

Written by Ryan Cassata & Hunter T.

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