Directed by Christopher Dobbs Jr.
Sea-Tectives (2017) is a ten and a half minute animated short film about a duo of deep sea detectives in an underwater city. Fish are vanishing throughout the city and it is up to Charlemagne Clawes (a lobster) and Orville Sinclair (a clam) to save the day. This case, however, is more than what it seems and the duo will also be faced with the effect their growing celebrity has upon their friendship. The film is largely inspired by the detective fiction genre pioneered by popular book series such as Sherlock Holmes, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew Mysteries.
Christopher Dobbs Jr. is an animator, director, and storyteller who resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has had a lifelong interest in storytelling and drawing and uses animation as the medium through which he shares his stories. He enjoys putting his fingerprints on every stage of the storytelling process from the storyboards, to the animation, to background paintings. He received his BFA in Electronic Art and Animation from Ball State University and recently received his MFA in Animation at Ball State University. As a midwest animator, his dream is to help build a community of artists, animators, and storytellers and make his hometown of Indianapolis a destination for film and narrative driven animation.
Director : Christopher Dobbs Jr.
Writer: Christopher Dobbs Jr.
Key Cast: Christopher Dobbs Jr.
Sound Editor : Joshua Kattner
Original Music / Composer: Joshua Kattner