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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)

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