Swallow Flying to the South
Spring 1976, 5-year-old Swallow is abandoned at a public boarding preschool in central Beijing. When the persimmons are ripe, Swallow masters how to cry, but doesn't forget how to fly.
(excerpt) Swallow Flying to the South / 燕南飛 17min. 38sec. (2022)
Written and Directed by Mochi Lin
Storyboard and Concept Art by: Mochi Lin
Puppets, Sets, Props, and Costumes designed and fabricated by: Mochi Lin
Puppet Armatures by: Mochi Lin (with special help from Patrick Zung)
Animation by: Mochi Lin
Cinematography and Lighting by: Mochi Lin
Edited, Composited, Colour graded by: Mochi Lin
Sound designed, recorded, and mixed by: Mochi Lin
Music Composed by: Derek Jin, Mochi Lin
* For more regarding the process, please read Behind the Scenes of Swallow Flying to the South.
* Undergraduate thesis film at Rhode Island School of Design (Instructors: Steve Subotnick, Max Porter, Africanus Okokon)