Between Lines is an animated short film created entirely by an all-women team, directed by the talented Sarah Beth Morgan. The story is about the scars created by bullying in high school and lifelong recovery of these memories. Puberty, growing up, and the discovery of self are traumatic enough to process. However when school dynamics and bullies added to the equation, teenage years might become a burden. Maybe because we saw many coming of age stories in feature films focusing on the troubles of growing up, adjusting to problems, dealing with uncertainties. There is no denying that bullying creates deep scar on people and they spend so much time on themselves to recover past traumas. The narrative in Between Lines follows a young woman’s journey as she navigates isolation, exclusion and anxiety. Out of the trauma, blooms a sense of healing and connection. There is no single definitive way to make your peace with your past but either way the happiness and relief comes within. Sarah Beth Morgan, a director and illustrator currently based in Cleveland, OH, United States, grew up in Saudi Arabia. She attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and had early career experiences at Scholar and Oddfellows in LA and Portland. Currently, Morgan works from her own studio in Cleveland. And as a personal impression, Morgan’s work feels sincere, down-to-earth and approachable to manies. Her animations and illustrations are neat, humble and taking you to a polished, clean environment that could trigger a positive emotions instantly. Between Lines: “I wanna subway map of my invisible scars.” Between lines successfully completed its festival stint by getting recognition and awards from many organizations; including Brooklyn Film Festival – Audience Award for Animation, Pictoplasma Berlin – Official Selection, SCAD Savannah Film Festival – Official Selection for Global Shorts Forum. Sarah Beth Morgan’s moving short animation made its online premiere on January 24, 2023. Though I discovered it late, I’ve come to realize that great works are timeless on the internet. Today is my day to meet ‘Between Lines.’ The poetic narrative, moving animation and eye-catching visuals; Between Lines artistically could be your best two minutes today. See also Aleksandra Bokova's shiny and glamorous 3D worldCheck out Sarah Beth Morgan’s website, Vimeo and Instagram and Between Lines’ website. And discover over 30 talented women who make Between Lines happen from here. CREDITS Director: Sarah Beth Morgan Animation Director: Taylor Yontz Producer: Rebekah Hamilton VO / Sound / Music: Jennifer Pague Art Direction: Sarah Beth Morgan Design: Nuria Boj, Caroline Choi, Sarah Beth Morgan, Sara Ariel Wong Animation: Margaret Bialis, Erin Bradley, Amy Charlick, Esther Cheung, Rocio Cogno, Julie Craft, Antoinie Eugene, Thea Glad, Amanda Godreau, Michelle Grepo, Sami Healy, Yahira Hernandez, Jasper Hilgers, Yino Huan, HyoBin Kang, Collin Leix, Katherine Pryor, Rachel Reid, Issey Roquet, Anna Taberko, Aly Tain, Camille Vincent, Pip Williamson, Khylin Woodrow, Rachel Yonda, Taylor Yontz Story: Sarah Beth Morgan Poem: Nirrimi Firebrace Mix by: Hope Brush Strings Producer: Sophie Coran Violin: Shelby Yamin Cello: Nicole Boguslaw Strings Recorded by: Michael Cumming at Treacle Mine Recording Special Thanks: Hornet, Dez Stavracos, Tyler Morgan, Molly Bowman Images: betweenlines.com, Vimeo You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram.