anpu - ZOEA
Director: Powei Su
Synopsis: “Mitten crabs have long been viewed as an environmental index for assessing the ecological state of rivers and streams in Taiwan. The species has a unique spawning migration pattern, the species has seen a gradual decline in population over the past few decades, mainly attributed to over-harvesting and pollution. As a result, their existence has also faded away in the popular consciousness. The narrative for the video comes from the director’s childhood memories. It starts in the streets under an overpass, where mitten crabs are being sold by a vendor with red lanterns lining his stand. Two mitten crabs suddenly jump out of captivity and escape into the nearby sewers. As the crabs make their way into the city’s dark underbelly of water ways, they embark upon a voyage of spawning migration. They cross a terrain of cracked soil before finally reach the deep and enchanting ocean. The video combines both camera shot footage and animation, giving the audience a glimpse of the magnificence of the locales that are often overlooked by humans, through the perspective of the video’s eight-legged protagonists. Throughout the video, the plot and details weave a narrative that illustrates the infinite metaphors and imagination projected onto life itself.
Bio: Awards 2018 20minmax 2018 [Art & Experimental Award ] YALDABOATH ”作牙” BISFF 2018 [Animation, Experimental] YALDABOATH ”作牙” 2017 Interfilm 2017 [Visions & Voyages – Trips & Animation] YALDABOATH ”作牙” TIAF 2017 [ International Competition] YALDABOATH ”作牙” 2016 Golden Melody Awards [The Best Music Video / Nominated] Eternal Summer Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Tokyo [Music Video Competition / Nominated] Eternal Summer 2015 UK film festival 2015 [Programme] Eternal Summer LIA Awards [Music Video Editing / Silver Winner] Eternal Summer 2014 Bogotá Short Film Festival [Selección Oficial ANIMACIÓN – Internacional] Plastic Flowers AEAF Awards [Music Videos / Silver] Plastic Flowers Interfilm 2014 [Special Programme / Nominated] Plastic Flowers CologneOFF 2014 [Total Art / Nominated] Plastic Flowers Golden Horse Awards 51th [Best Visual Effects / Nominated] 7 Love Design 2013 AdFest 2013 [Design Lotus / GOLD] Nike The Future One The One Show Award [Interactive Advertising / Merit] Nike The Future One Spikes Asia [Environmental Design / Nominated] Nike The Future One Cannes Lions [Direct Lion Shortlist] Nike The Future One / 30th anniversary The 4A of Taipei Award [Best Launch Campaign & Promo & Activation & Event Engagement & Jury’s Special Award] Nike The Future One 2012 Red Dot Award [Communication Design / Nominated] Pause Fest 2012 Red Dot Award [Communication Design / Nominated] I’m Somewhere/ TAIWAN 2011 Festival Sinestezija 2011 I’m Somewhere/ TAIWAN 2010 Onedotzero 14th [Nominated] Power of city
Program: Color, Movement & Space – VAEFF 2020