Development of the stop motion feature film Porcelain Birds

Porcelain Birds

Professional Residencies / Porcelain Birds

Directors Ru Kawahata and Max Porter and their crew spend 1½ month in TAW Professional Residency to develop their stop motion feature film project Porcelain Birds. The result was the script and visual development.

Porcelain Birds

  • About

    Development of the stop motion feature film Porcelain Birds

    In 1998, Kayo, a Japanese foreign exchange student, comes to California as part of a new international program funded by an American billionaire, Henry Hughes. She spends her nights secretly exploring Hughes’ magical ranch with a Japanese-speaking ostrich. When disturbing allegations against Henry Hughes come to light, Kayo’s innocence is tested as she tries to find her place in an unfamiliar social structure and discovers the dark side of the American dream.

    Project start date: 15 July 2019
    Project end date: 31 August 2019

  • Artists

    About the directors: Known collectively as Tiny Inventions, wife-and-husband team Kuwahata and Porter (who are Japanese and American respectively) have directed a number of shorts ranging across cgi, 2d, stop motion, and photography. Their most famous work, Negative Space, picked up 128 prizes and an Oscar nomination. Porcelain Birds, their first feature, will be principally stop motion, and aimed at young adults and upward.

    Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata Instagram

  • Artwork

  • Partners

    Tinyinventions

    tinyinventions

    Website

    Max Porter (USA) and Ru Kuwahata (Japan) are Oscar nominated animation directors. Specializing in mixed-media narratives, particularly interested in marrying analogue and digital techniques, often combining handcrafted art, CG animation, drawn animation, stop-motion and photographic effects.

  • Contact

    Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata

    Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata

    Directors of Tiny Inventions and Miyu Productions

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    E: contact@miyu.fr