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The Seahorse Trainer


A film by Ricardo Bonisoli, Babak Bina

Genre(s): Fantasy

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The Seahorse Trainer

  • Ricardo Bonisoli, Babak Bina


    Ricardo Bonisoli hails from Venezuela where he studied illustration and dove into 3D when he went to the Vancouver Film School. He graduated with honors from the 3D Animation and VFX Program. Since then, he gained experience at multiple VFX studios. Currently, he works as  a 3D Artist at Industrial Light and Magic on blockbuster feature films. His credits include Xmen: Days of Future Past, Aquaman and Star wars: the Last JediBabak Bina comes from Iran with an engineering background. He found a passion for visual and fine arts in his mid 20's, which lead him to Canada where he studied 3D animation at Seneca College of Applied Arts in Toronto. He's worked as a VFX artist for feature films such as Wonder Woman, and Black Panther.


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2019: Nevada City Film Festival
  • 2019: ARFF Berlin Around International Film Festival
  • 2019: LA Shorts
  • 2019: Filmquest
  • 2019: San Diego International Film Festival
  • 2019: Oaxaca Film Fest
  • 2019: FilmQuest film festival Best Fantasy Film
  • 2019: Spark Animation Best VFX Short Narrative
  • 2019: Oaxaca Film Festival
  • 2019: San Diego International Film Festival
  • 2019: New Jersey International Film Festival Best Short Film
  • 2019: Red Rock Film Festival
  • 2020: Vancouver Short Film Festival Best Visual Effects
  • 2020: Spark Animation Best VFX
  • 2020: VES Vancouver Rising star in VFX


Seamour is a lonely old man with a passion for training seahorses. Desperate to have his most prized seahorse perform an ambitious trick, the final day of training has come and he must see the stunt come to life.
But when the hourglass turns, Seamour realizes he needs to overcome something from his troubled past to achieve his magnum opus.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 13'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: Canada
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: John R. Taylor
  • Screenplay: Ricardo Bonisoli, Babak Bina, Rodmon Sevilla
  • Cinematographer: Naim Sutherland
  • Editor: Holly Pavlik
  • Sound: Humberto Corte
  • Music: Dan Cantrell
  • Producer: Rodmon Sevilla

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Rooxter Films