In Tonko House’s first short-form series written and directed by Erick Oh, we see how Pig remembers becoming the Dam Keeper. Seen through Pig’s youthful perspective, the visuals are abstract and surreal, but the source of his pain and his joy are clear.
'O' is a short animated film that illustrates the passage of time and the creation of the universe. Animation and music support each other to guide the audience to follow the progress of life from chaos to control which is interpreted by artists' own vision.
Anima Mundi 2016, Brazil SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, Macao Sapporo Film Festival 2016, Japan London Animation Festival 2016, UK Animatou 2016, Switzerland Anim'est Animation Festival 2016, Romania - Best Music Video Award Ottawa Animation Festival 2016, Canada Lille Film Festival 2016, France Hiroshima Animation Festival 2016, Japan 'SV+VS' Exhibition @ Gallery Moon, Korea Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival 2016, Korea 'The Animation Show' Exhibition @ Shinsegae Gallery, Korea SICAF 2016, Korea Anifest 2016, Czech Future Film Festival 2016, Italy 'SV+VS' Exhibition @ Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Asia Digital Art Award 2016, Japan - Finalist Prize Spark Animation Festival 2015, Canada Ars Electronica 2015, Austria - Premiere
Günther's journey of self discovery continues, even while his friends are all starving to death.
Sapporo Intl. Short Fest 2015 - Best Children Award Flatpack Film Festival 2015 - Audience Award AsiaGraph 2015 - Excellent Award Clermont-Ferrand Intl. Film Festival 2015 Ars Electronica 2014 SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 London Intl. Animation Festival 2014 Melbourne Intl. Animation Festival 2014
The Dam Keeper (Short)
'The Dam Keeper' tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything.
Academy Awards 2015 - Nomination Anima Mundi 2014 - Best Audience Award NYICFF 2014 - Best Audience Award Stuttgart Intl. Film Festival 2014 - Jury Award San Francisco Film Festival 2014 - Jury Award Annecy Intl. Animation Festival 2014 Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival 2014 SIGGRAPH 2014 Zagreb 2014
How to eat your Apple
'How to eat your Apple' surrealistically portrays human nature and its essence in the circle of life, its change and death as shown by re-compositing various symbols and objects.
SIGGRAPH 2012 - Jury Award SICAF 2012 - Audience Award Animation Block Party 2012 - Best Short Annecy Intl. Animation Festival 2012 Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival 2012 Ars Electronica 2012 Anima Mundi 2012 London Intl. Film Festival 2012
An exploration of transcendence. 'Heart' presents questions through abstract metaphors and symbols, illustrated by the human heart.
Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival 2012 Student Academy Awards 2011 - Nomination SXSW South by South West Film Festival 2011 Anima Mundi 2011 Ars Electronica 2011 SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 SICAF 2011 Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival 2011 Asiana Intl. Film Festival 2010
'Symphony' portrays a sentient creature trying to escape from a reality of being swept away and assimilated into the mainstream, regardless of its own will.
Zagreb 2010 Stuttgart Intl. Animation Festival 2010 SBS Seoul Animation Award 2010 Annecy Intl. Animation Festival 2009 Anima Mundi 2009 SIGGRAPH 2009 SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Atlanta Intl. Film Festival 2009
'Way Home' is a story featuring a fly, a dung beetle, and a farmer. Through a tragic episode that is also filled with humor and brightness, I would like to give the viewers an opportunity to think about what they are chasing after and what is truly precious in life.
SBS Seould Animation Award 2009 - Grand Prize Shin Dong Hun Award 2009 - Special Award Hida-Hermen Intl. Film Festival 2008 - Jury Award ASIFA Hollywood Animation Festival 2008 - Bronze Award Indie-Anifest 2008
'One' tries to immerse the viewer in fantasy through animation. The audience is presented with a small dish that contains a little spilled ink - what happens inside and around this drop of pigment?