Friday, 3 December 2010

MoonChild needs help!!!

MoonChild at from Stick and Balloon on Vimeo.

Two and a half years have passed since the start of this journey, and Stick and Balloon are finally at the end of our road. Our experiment with combining stop-motion and traditional animation techniques began two years ago as a huge challenge, as we discovered there were few animations carrying that combination of styles. With no references or established pipelines to research, we had to create our own way of doing things. We worked hard, tried and failed many times, and had to plough through challenges such as finance, art, machines, lack of experience and more. We are proud of the look we have designed and the story we have written - a story about love, confidence, growing and blooming.)

We would like to appeal to everyone to give us a hand, and walk with us in the final lap of our adventure as we work on the music and post-production to make the film as best we can.

Please pledge for us on Kickstarter!


A shy fiddler named Niki meets a lovely moon-spirit and her strange musical band. Amazed and attracted, he sums up the courage and attempts to impress her. But lo’ the nervousness, a note shrieks into the air and pierces the night. Niki despairs as the moon-spirit leaves, disappointed. But as she walks away, a violin hum pulls at her heart and she decides to take a hopeful chance.

An age-old story of music, romance and epic transformation, Stick and Balloon presents a new twist with the marriage of stop-motion and traditional paper animation techniques.

The film is directed, animated and designed by Sara Chong and Chen Yanyun, a pair as complementary as a little red balloon and a long hardy stick.

With the help of "Mary & Max" VFX Supervisor Michael Allen, fiddler Marjolaine Parot, composer Jachin Pousson and the beautiful tunes of klezmer and fiddle music by Alicia Svigal, Trad'ouir, Danilo and Svetozar Milosavljevic, MoonChild weaves together a spirit of sound, sights and heart, which we hope you’ll enjoy.

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