Where you ever in a situation, which could be really simple but feels very hard?
For example, asking someone out. It is just one question. But it appears to be extremely difficult because there are a lot of fears occurring in your mind.
That is the problem of my character Luca. Luca is a dancer from the hip-hop culture and wants to participate in a breaking-battle (= breakdance competition).
The character is standing in front of the building “just one step” away from the entrance to the competition but is afraid to go inside.
The animated short concerns the topic of the feeling fear. It should give an example of a situation where people have this feeling, why they have it, and how it can affect our self. It not only shows the effect on the thoughts of a person but the physical result too.
Furthermore the animated short should illustrate a very own way to overcome this feeling.
I decided to let this situation of overcoming fear happen in the breaking scene.
Especially in this scene, the feeling of fear is something that is most of the time suppressed. One of the reasons for this is that it is a male-dominated scene and it is not very common that men talk a lot about their feelings. Also, the competition is held in a way of fighting where a dancer battles against another through dancing.
Personally, I respect and like this way of performance but it affects the behavior of dancers in the scene, which leads to the conclusion that people often behave very rough.