Overthinking Tea

A girl has a problem with overthinking. Until one day, elves appear in her brain
and use her overthinking to make a cup of milk tea…

Poster of Overthinking Tea
Poster of Overthinking Tea

The story is inspired by my own experience of always being overwhelmed with overthinking. The project is an animated short made in After Effects and Cinema 4D. The style will be bright, lively, and magical. Through this project, I want to turn my negative experience of overthinking into a blessing, and convey that overthinking is not always a bad thing, because all the things I saw, heard, felt, and experienced have become my precious inspiration, helping me create more and more good work.

Full Film of Overthinking Tea

Director / Scarlett Chen
Design & Animation / Scarlett Chen
Sound & Music Service / Icing Media – Delu Duan


California International Shorts Festival 2023 – Best Animated Short
Los Angeles Animation Festival 2023 – Best Student Motion Design
Around International Film Festival Barcelona 2023 – Best Animation
Paradise Film Festival 2023 – Best Animation
Golden Short Film Festival 2023 – Golden Animated Short Winner
Santa Barbara Indie Film Fest 2023 – Award of Excellence
Changing Face International Film Festival 2023 – Honourable Mention
International Student Animation Film Festival Animafantasia 2023 – Finalist
Lift-Off First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2023 – Finalist
AniMate Australia Animation Film Festival 2024 –  Semi-Finalist
The Madavera Expojour JazzTimes Film Festival 2023
The Series Web Awards 2023
Short Shot Fest 2023
Anilogue Film Festival 2023
Kixta Fest 2023
FIA Fest Festival 2024
ADAF Athens Digital Arts Festival 2024

Top Indie Film Awards 2024
Winner – Best Animated Short, Best Sound
Nominee – Best Director, Best Original Idea, Best Music



Motion Tests