Director Biography – Chia-Hsin Lee (IN AN EMPTY WOOD)

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Chia-Hsin Lee is an animation filmmaker currently studying in California Institute of the Arts.

Director Statement

In the summer of 2017, while I was being a volunteer art teacher in Taiwan, I met a fellow volunteer who shared the same belief with me as if we were twins. But instead of being close, we were very jealous of each other, for I used to be a conservation activist which she currently is, and she was once an artist which I currently am. Our path seemed to have exchanged. In the frustrations of coping with this jealousy, I wrote this poem.

During the months of film production, Erin McDermott helped design the visuals, and my CG teachers Dariush Derakhshani and Andrew Bac helped with the technical aspect of making my first CG film. Sound was an important element in this film. Hao Feng provided his voice and acting, Kion Heidari wrote and sang the ambience score, Ben Scanlan was the percussionist, Alberto Cruz recorded the sounds, and Ben Huff did the incredible sound mixing.

And last, thank you, my Blue, whom I believe is doing something amazing on the other side of the world. This film is to you.

2017 – Read the best of ANIMATION Feature Film/TV PIlot Loglines & Synopsis’

Read the best of 2017 Animation Feature Film Loglines: 

THE INVADERS OF DREAMS, by Boukroufa Amara

DUE SOUTH, by Evan Schullery

IMPOSSIBLE ESCAPE, or SCAPE FROM LAB, by Hadi Hajizadeh

SUPERNATURAL SAVERS, by Miles Laca

THE KING OF THE OCEANS, by Michaela Sefler

NATASHA AND THE DEVIL, by John Dony

SUPER DUDE, by Jill Gurr and Devan Lee-Gurr

 

Read the best of 2017 Animation TV PILOT Loglines: 

GO FETCH!, by Lejon Ryan

DIARY OF A CHESTNUT, by Gena Barnett

FULTON AVENUE, by Chuk Michaels

THE ADVENTURES OF CALEB PARKER, by Joseph Okojie

US TREES, by Cybele Efremov

FRONTAL BROTHERS, by Adam Santa Maria

THE ROACHES, by Deborah Young

VOODOO TATTOO, by LM Harter

THE DYSFUNCTIONALS, by David Lester

RACCOON RANDY’S CURIOUS CANDIES, by Brian Rock

LEON CHAMELEON PI, by Janet Hurst-Nicholson

BROTHERLY LOVE, by Brian Richardson

WE’RE NOT IN NEW YORK ANYMORE, by Ashley Young

THE ADVENTURES OF ANTON, by Rosario Carlino

THE JOURNEY OF KRATOS, by Brian Richardson

CREEPYDAD, by Daniel Kitron

SPIRIT, by Laura Quigley

THE G SHOW, by Bill Maddox

HOUSE HUSBAND, by Dan Dalton

Part 2: Best of Animation Feature Film Loglines

Submit your Animation Screenplay to the Festival Today: http://feedbackanimationfestival.com

Read the best of Animated Feature Movie Pitches:

CLICK the LINKS and read the loglines.

ME AND MR. LOBO, by Anil Agnihotri

PRINCESSES TO THE RESCUE, by Benjamin Lorenzo Sanchez

MELODY, by Shipra Shukla

ARMWOLF, by James W. Corpening

CAT’S EYES, by JR. McRae

QUEST FOR MIHTE LUGH, by Ray Whittinger

THE LEGEND OF PLANET PEARL, by Cathie Quigley Soderman

ENROACHMENT, by Mike Camp

LEGEND OF PLANET PEARL, by Ace Boulder

NEIGHBORHOOD PET WATCH, by Stephen Meier

OUTLAW TRAIL, by Derek Stephen McPhail

THE GREATEST SHOAL ON EARTH, by Robert Negron

LOCAL SUGAR, by Andrew Garrett

REMBRANDT & THE SEEDLINGS, by Doris B. Gill

B, by Jonathan Pogioli

LOWLY AND PARIS, by Sil McCausland

KARMA, by Donald Barnes

OUTLAW TRAIL, by Derek Stephen McPhail

Part 1: Best of Animation Feature Film Loglines

Submit your Animation Screenplay to the Festival Today: http://feedbackanimationfestival.com

Read the best of Animated Feature Movie Pitches:

CLICK the LINKS and read the loglines.

THE INVADERS OF DREAMS, by Boukroufa Amara

DUE SOUTH, by Evan Schullery

IMPOSSIBLE ESCAPE, or SCAPE FROM LAB, by Hadi Hajizadeh

OSCAR, by Raymond Archie Davenport

OLIVER THE DANCING DETECTIVE, by Robert Parera

SUPERNATURAL SAVERS, by Miles Laca

PHANTASMAGORIA 2020, by Itzhak Begerano

KING OF THE OCEANS, by Michaela Sefler

THE KING OF THE OCEANS, by Michaela Sefler

NATASHA AND THE DEVIL, by John Dony

DATA, by Leaveil Ricketts

SUPER DUDE, by Jill Gurr and Devan Lee-Gurr

BY A THREAD, by Canais Young

TINK, by Edward Ybarra

A HOME PAW CHRISTMAS, by Cheing Winston

DESERT RAT, by John Tupper

THE HOLY GHOST, by Nazrus Halsey

BIZANGO: THE ISLAND, by John Allen