Award of Excellence – “The Peak” (Japan)

Title: The Peak
Runtime: 4 min
Country: Japan
Director: Satoshi Takahashi
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: March 31, 2020

Synopsis: In the middle of the night… Sarah wakes up as she wants to go to the bathroom.

As she leaves her room, she finds herself alone in the dark hallway, and it is really creepy.

Even the toys she left out look totally different from how they looked during the day.

Sarah finally pulls herself together and starts to move forward, with her animal doll friend named Steven, who’s got a shiny nose to show her way, but – she trips!

When she picks herself up off the ground, she finds herself in a creepy forest with a tall toilet tower in the distance…

It must be an imaginary world born from her fear.

Can she make it to the bathroom with help from Steven??

This is an adventure story familiar to all of us, to overcome your fear of the dark when nature calls!