moving mountains (work-in-progress)


5’/animation/KHM

“moving mountains” is a 5-minute animation which could be seen as a continuation of my previous projects, “april 21” and “brutalism”. The short film explores the relationship between will and reluctance in an introspective way, and the question, where an individual’s motivation comes from after his spiritual or ideological disillusionments (or what Nietzsche termed “decadence”). The film is inspired by my personal experience of constant travel and immigration - the experience of being a modern nomad in a somewhat trapped geographical setting, bothered by the entanglement of living habits I’m accustomed to. The film is currently in the stage of post-production and it is scheduled for release in 2023.










sketches
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sunset singers (2022)



Sunset Singers (2022) is a 10-min animated short film, based on documented materials obtained in Hong Kong 2019 when the Anti-extradition protests took place. There are two filming locations - concert venues where retiree performed singing, and protest venues. A soundtrack was composed with live-recordings, which is paired with visuals from hand-drawn 2D and 3D animation, as well as documented and archive live-action footage. Sunset Singers is my graduation project at the KHM.














Synopsis

The retired Hong Kong couple, Long and Sophie, as amateur singers, attend their singing performance separately. Despite social unrest, their performance sets off as usual. While Sophie arrives early at the venue and gets herself prepared, Long is caught up in the subway by an unexpected circumstance. Employing both animation and documented materials obtained during the Anti-extradition Protests 2019, Sunset Singers presents a fictional commentary on the parallel lives of Hong Kong’s individuals.




Direction, script, animation: Jessica Poon

3D animation: Jiha Jeon

2D animation: Dian Liang /Sangeun Song/ Jane Kim/ Bela Bulgakova/ Eunjin Park/ Qimeng Sun

Effects animation: Daniele Piscitello/ Sylwia Szkiladz

Additional vis-dev: Sylwia Szkiladz/ Zilai Feng

Text design: Dian Liang/ Jessica Poon

Music: Siu-tung Poon/ Motoi/ Eric Yau

Sound design: Hui-Cheng Chung/ Lan-Ting Hsu

Production: Jessica Poon/ KHM

Supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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sneak peek
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For this project, four songs reminiscent of the Cantopop of the 80s were composed by the team. Some of the songs are featured in the film. A couple of sunset singers were invited to record the songs with us. You can find the complete songlist uploaded by our records label, Sing Ping Entertainment, on youtube.
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Docu-animation/10’40”/KHM

Language: Cantonese

Subtitles: English

Techniques:  
2D & 3D computer animation, documented live-action and sound, found documented footage  



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Screenings:

2022

International Short Film Festival Detmold - Official Selection

International Animation Film Festival Nikozi - Official Screening

RISING OF LUSITANIA AnimaDoc Film Festival - Panorama

Festival International du Court Métrage de Lille - Official Selection

Festival of Animation Berlin (FAB) - Panorama

Filmzeit - Musikfilmzeit im Immenstadt - Official Selection

International Short Film Festival BRNO16 - Official Selection

Cairo Animation Forum - Official Selection

KFFK Short Film Festival Cologne - Official Selection

Blicke Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets - Official Selection

Animators Guild India Fest - Official Selection

Bundeskunsthalle Bonn - Open-Air-Kino Kurzfilmnacht











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sketches





you only see half (2018)


installation_paintings (a set of 12)

i found a huge roll of bubble wrap in the garbage area of my student dorm and therefore used it to make a pop-up gallery (for fun).  Most people only got to see half of it.

















































































































































amor summum (2017)



faded memories of a past friendship

a small exercise  i did during my year of stay in Hong Kong, 2017. Framework of exercise proposed by Stefano Miraglia and Leandro Varela: within 2 minutes, black and white, titled amor summum.

Different printing and scanning techniques were explored for the visualization of faded memories.
2’18”/experimental video

































men: a love story (2016) by Mimi Chakarova
animated sequence about Johan’s love story for Mimi Chakarova’s feature documentary.
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