April 10, 2009

The Pumpkin of Nyefar

Thai Wang Film animation studio in Nonthaburi, Thailand. An early morning street vendor with a toothless grin grilling pork skewers, workers punching time cards on the clock on the wall, afternoon monsoon rains beating on the windows, a mahout leading his elephant past the studio in the evening...the memories of the people and the place where we made the short film “The Pumpkin of Nyefar” are more vivid than memories of actually making the animation (thankfully, for production is just as painful in Southeast Asia as it is in North America). Here's a few stills from the film:





Tod Polson has posted "The Pumpkin of Nyefar", which he directed and I co-directed. I’ll link to it here as well. For more info about the making of it see his post about how the film came together. It was truly a unique and humbling experience, and it’s a great pleasure to finally have the whole thing available online.


3 comments:

Charles K. said...

Mark, I loved it! Totally entertaining - visually stunning and great music too! Congrats to you and Tod.

I loved the gag where the camera pans to the animals and the dog pokes its finger as if to say "not us - keep going."

Mark Oftedal said...

Thanks Charles!

That's a Tod Polson gag...

Munchanka said...

Beautiful film, Mark! The pose of her picking food out of her teeth with her tongue is priceless.