Spiritchaser

Commissioned by the 4 Winds Festival 2018 | Musical composition | Art Installation exhibition | Limited Edition printed book

 
 

Writing, Art Direction & Co-Direction with Jeremy Hall from Race of Giants. Commissioned to make a film on a girl’s relationships with Burma, her place of birth and her distant memory. The short film, photographed, illustrated and animated to capture a dreamlike reconnection with the spirit of the place. Made with Jeremy Hall of Race of Giants.

 
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Spiritchaser follows a girl's through a journey of self-discovery, as she is led by whimsical supernatural beings through a series of fantastical Burmese encounters to unravel the essence of her identity. Fused with gentle narratives with fantastical dreams-capes she finds herself among the pagodas, old libraries, Buddhist monks and spirit dancers, on a journey over the plains of mythical Bagan, surrounded by Buddhas, golden lions and mystical eggs.
 
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The film captures a personal journey where Nanda ultimately begins to understand the importance of home, and begins to uncover her connection to the hidden culture of Burma.

 
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Commissioned to make a film on a girl’s relationships with Burma, her place of birth and her distant memory. The short film, photographed, illustrated and animated to capture a dreamlike reconnection with the spirit of the place. Made with Jeremy Hall of Race of Giants.

Spiritchaser follows Nanda through a journey of self-discovery, as she is propelled through a series of fantastical encounters to unravel the essence of her identity. It fuses gentle narratives with fantastical dreamscapes as Nanda is led by whimsical supernatural beings and finds herself amongst the pagodas, old libraries, Buddhist monks and spirit dancers, on a journey over the plains of mythical Bagan, surrounded by Buddhas, golden lions and mystical eggs.

The film captures a personal journey where Nanda ultimately begins to understand the importance of home, and begins to uncover her connection to the hidden culture of Burma.

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Highlights

• Premiered at the New York Indi Film Festival

• Short listed Best Short Film at the Dragon Dreaming Film Festival

• Runner up Best Short Film at the Asian Region Film Festival

• Highly praised by critics at the Cleveland Film Festival

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Carrying on from the Spiritchaser film, we developed an interactive children’s storybook in the form of an app for smart tablets. The Elephant App is based on the White Elephant story from Burma. This interactive app was inspired by traditional Burmese story telling. 

 
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