A man plunges into his reservoir of memory, nostalgia and regret. But he finds love there, and curiosity, and earnest dedication to personal expression. Stitched together with layered ink drawings, paintings, paper cutouts, collage and digital manipulation, Too Young for a Memoir lays bare the artist’s halting, anxious, misguided and beautiful search for wholeness.

Art, animation, sound design and voice by Case Jernigan.
Special thanks to Josh Giunta (Love Science Music) for sound assistance.

Director’s Statement

This short project took shape over many months. I began drawing segments based on childhood memories. As I edited them together, I moved deeper and deeper into a ‘confessional’ way of thinking.I began to see that the work wasn’t about a specific catalyst or moment from my past, but of course, about who I am now. A chance encounter with a former teacher helped lock in the concept, which became the opening sequence.