A 30 min short animated film / TV special about perfectionism and burnout, based on the graphic novel “Burn-out Dagboek” by Maaike Hartjes
As a freelance illustrator and perfectionist, Maya’s life is fun fun fun, but also busy busy busy. She perfectly pulls through her work assignments and social activities, thanks to a supportive ‘inner voice’ whom she affectionately calls her ‘Little Motivator’. But when Maya suddenly gets a full-on panic attack and has to slow down for a while, her deepest fear becomes reality: she can no longer be perfect… Maya and her Little Motivator set out to get her back on track ASAP, while struggling to accept that ‘good enough’ might just really be good enough.
Directed by: Dario van Vree
Screenplay: Dario van Vree & Eveline Hagenbeek
Art Direction: Maaike Hartjes
Production: Studio Pupil – Tünde Vollenbroek
Vivi Film – Veerle Appelmans & Viviane Vanfleteren
Submarine – Bruno Felix, Janneke van de Kerkhof