The Plague Bearers - Zoë Moss

Artist, animator, accordion player and recent CalArts graduate Zoë Moss combines stop-motion and 2D animation techniques in her haunting short The Plague Bearers.

The year is 1655. The Black Plague has travelled to the village of Eyam, and the villagers have barricaded themselves in their homes. But the plague is spreading, and it is only a matter of time before it claims everyone. The only hope for these desperate people is the arrival of the Plague Doctor, but death is closer than they think…

This story is one of a family pushed to the edge of survival. Over the course of one evening, young Addison, his dying father William, and William’s dutiful wife Mary must all face their darkest fear; none will go unchanged by the experience.

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