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Synopsis: “RenaiDance” is a 3D narrative emotional animation.

The theme invigorates cultural inheritance and the integration of dreams, courage, and culture as transformation. By artistically interpreting a motif of inheritance and family support, integrating different cultures “inheritance” through the inspiring story, this film braces strong family love and elder culture in a never-ending chain.

Language

Chinese, English

Run Time

3 minutes 47 seconds minutes

Starring

Florence Dueck (Bella)
Maxim Maslov (Grandpa)

Executive Producer

Ada Vaughan
Jorden Samchok
Brian Chapman

Director's Statement

Zhike Yang (Keke)
The creative director of the team. She focuses on storytelling and visual development. Her work aims to create positive examples of family relationships, for the audience with various cultural backgrounds.

“Catching the feeling from life, exploring worlds we want to live, drawing out stories to inspire the future.”

Wenjie Wu (Alex)
The technical director of the team. He has participated in several animated short films as a CG generalist. He worked well as a CG intern at Disney Animation Studios in 2020.

“I love solving complex problems during the CG pipeline. I can never be happier than when I make something work just the way I want in the software. I strongly believe that good CG work drives people’s emotions in the best way.”

Han Chen Chang (Verena)
The creative producer of the team, concentrating on project management. Her affecting crafts can create a powerful influence on people, even to change their own stories. By maintaining healthy projects and teams to produce inspiring works, she thrives with various talents together.

“By enjoying diving deep and going far, we thrive in different dimensions in animation together.”

Director's Bio

Zhike Yang, also known as Keke, is a NYC based story artist who focuses on visual storytelling and concept development. Her work aims to create positive examples of relationships in stories, digging for feelings our soul desires to tell. If growing heart-touching stories for the audience with various cultural backgrounds is the journey, the memories, supports, and morals hiding in our adventure would be the real treasures.

Wenjie Wu is a CG generalist specializing in stylized look development and lighting. He is also skilled at modeling, CFX and dynamic simulation. Wenjie worked as a CG intern at Disney Animation Studios during his studies at SVA, and has participated in several animated short films in the past few years as a CG generalist. He has a passion for CG, and started self-learning when still in high school, hoping to work in the animation/ film industry in the future.

Han Chen Chang is the talent in project management & creative productions based in New York, hoping to affect the world positively as a secret sauce. Maintaining healthy projects and teams to produce inspiring works with thriving together with various talents. Always welcome your inner voices, to continue exploring the meaningful journeys together!

Country of Origin

United States

Production Year

2020

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