special thanks to:
Wilfred Wong

ArtCenter Student Gallery,
Spring 2020
The Woods is an animated short exploring of the juxtaposition of playful childhood with dark fantasy. The style is inspired by children’s storybooks, aiming to play with textures and colors, opting for straightforward compositions over cinematic ones.

The story follows a girl who is adventuring through the woods at night. She follows a river into a lake, where a monster greets her. Lonely and curious, she accepts its invitation to dive into the lake, finding a birthday party all set up for her. However, when she refuses to be crowned their princess, things take a turn for the worse. 

Here are some clips from the work in progress: