Client: NFB: WindowHorses
This feature-length animated film centres around the story of Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Shiraz, Iran. Rosie lives in Vancouver with her over-protective Chinese grandparents, and has never been anywhere on her own. But once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians, all of whom tell her stories about her past, the Iranian father she had assumed abandoned her, and about the nature of poetry itself. This is a film about love, finding your own path, and learning how to forgive.
I animated two shorts in this. 1 composited and animated a short by the talented Iranian paper artist Bahram Jahvery, and the other I made a short about a german woman and here romantic lunch date with her dog. Both were super fun.