Digital Animation – Amanda Wang
The Octopus Lady
Moving from the sea to the city, The Octopus Lady finds herself fulfilling the idiomatic role of a fish out of water. Dreaming of a home, she is torn between her desire to fit in to the industrious yet impersonal city within which she is now trying to make a living, and returning to the sea.
A mood-driven short film that is equal parts whimsical, melancholic and contemplative; the animation is a loose metaphor for our society and the kind of world we hope to create for ourselves.
2D Hand-drawn Digital Animation
Growing up insatiably curious, with an intrinsic need to create, Amanda began writing and illustrating stories since she was five. These days, she is happiest when marrying her twin passions of art and writing (or more specifically, storytelling), which she achieves through working on 2D animation with an eye for design, illustration and motion graphics.
Amanda has a diploma in Mass Communication in Ngee Ann Polytechnic and a certificate in Sculpture from NAFA. She has also written two academic research papers about Comic Journalism, and likes nothing better than a story well-told.
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