The Wound and The Gift (Single Project)

Story board and animation art created for the feature film The Wound and the Gift. The Wound and the Gift is a documentary which explores the relationship between animals and humans. The narrative spine of the film is an animated ancient fable about a wounded crane, saved by peasants, that attempts to express her gratitude with a gift. Scenes from the folktale will weave together stunning real life footage of rescued animals and their sanctuaries. As the fable and the film unfold, we cannot help but wonder, Who is saving who? This film is selected to be included in: Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 Tokyo Filmex 2014 Doc NYC 2014 The concept illustrations are selected to be included in: Spectrum 22, 2015

Animation Clip Sample
Animation Stills Samples
Animation Asset and Story Board Samples
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Director: Linda Hoaglund
Narrator: Vanessa Redgrave
Ceinematographer: Kirsten Johnson
Animation Artist: Victo Ngai
Editor: William Lehman
Music: Satoshi Takeishi & Shoko Nagai
Animation: Joe Wu
Producer: Hashimoto Yoshiko & Maryanne Culpepper
Assistant Director: Takaaki Okada

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