A young man who resides in a blank white room with thousands of keys is trying each key to see if he can unlock the door. His age begins to catch up with him as he nears the end of the pile. The man gets down to the last seven, but is devastated when none of them work. In his despair, he falls to the floor. When he looks up, he sees one last key that he had missed. He sprints to grab it. Before he can try to unlock the door, a force unknown to him shakes the box. The man loses the key in the chaos. After the box settles, the man emerges from a key pile. He limps over and grabs a handful of keys. He walks over to the door and starts the process of sorting through the keys all over again.
Madaline Barwegen is an aspiring animator. Before she graduated from Columbia College Chicago, she produced two short animated films. Currently, she’s doing freelance illustration work for former Disney musician, Dave Rudolf. She hopes someday that she’ll be able to work for a major network.