Tencent Shenzhen has created this animated short film, titled ‘The Jujube’, based on the genre of Chinese bizarre literary and traditional clay sculpture drama.
The film shares the story of two brothers who lost their family property, accidentally obtained a treasure hunt map left by their father and finally turned into a ghost story due to greed.
In just six months since its public release, ‘The Jujube’ won the best animated short film in 5 internationally renowned independent film festivals, including San Francisco Indie Short Festival, New Wave Short Film Festival, Animation Studio Festival, Chicago Indie Film Awards and Roma Short Film Festival. And was invited to participate in many well-known film festivals.
The short film uses Sichuan ‘intangible cultural heritage’, to make clay puppets. The clothing and fine arts originated from the Ming Dynasty more than 600 years ago. The protagonist’s movements and fights are integrated into the limbs of Chinese martial arts. The narrator uses the traditional crosstalk art, Invited the famous traditional folk art storyteller Mr. Qin Hao to tell the story, Add a sense of classical opera.
This is Tencent Neo-Culture Creativity. A new attempt to promote classical Chinese literature.
Actor: Hao Qin
Art Director: DONG XIE
Art Director: Linken Lin
Artistic Model Director: Cuttlefish that Loves Diving
Chief Creative Officer: Vincent Li
Chief Creative Officer: Xiao Lan Liu
Communications Director: Zhi Yi Zhou
Communications Director: Li Fang Feng
Communications Director: Shuang Li
Communications Director: Jing Xu
Communications Director: Ming Wang
Communications Director: Lin Li
Communications Director: Ji Jing Wang
Communications Director: Lei Yang
Communications Director: Zhi Qun Song
Communications Director: Wen Li
Copywriter: Akae Wang
Copywriter: Zita Zou
Copywriter: Yuan Meng Liu
Creative Director: Jie Weng
Director: Jie Weng
Executive Creative Director: Akae Wang
Producer: Edward Cheng
Production company: Shanghai Fanbu Network and Technology LLC
Production company: Stop motion animation studio
Production Manager: Hunter Zhang
Project Manager: Ice Ling
Project Manager: Chloe Xiao
Voiceover: Hao Qin