18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:02
Reel Asian co-presents Erick Oh Retrospective at TAAFI

Reel Asian is proud to present the Erick Oh retrospective at the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International. From June 13-16, TAAFI will celebrate the best in animation arts forms from Canada and around the world, with a packed schedule of film screenings, workshops, speaker panels and more. See below for details of the Erick Oh retrospective. 

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ERICK OH RETROSPECTIVE
Erick Oh in attendance. Hosted by Lillian Chan

Sunday June 15, 10:30am
George Brown College (Waterfront Campus) 2nd Floor Cinema - 51 Dockside Dr

ADMISSION
General: $15. Receive 10% of TAAFI tickets and passes by using promo code: Partner2014. Buy tickets

SYNOPSIS: Come watch a collection of Erick Oh’s films. Pixar animator and well known independent filmmaker and painter Erick Oh has made more than 10 independent films Including award winning HEART (2010), HOW TO EAT YOUR APPLE (2011). Erick will be in attendance to present the world premiere of his latest film GUNTHER as well as THE DAM KEEPER for which he lead the animation team.


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GÜNTHER
Dir. Erick Oh | 2014 | 00:06:24
SYNOPSIS: Gunther's journey to find out who he is still continues even when his friends are all starving to death.

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HOW TO EAT YOUR APPLE
Dir. Erick Oh | 2011 | 00:01:30
SYNOPSIS: Here is a delicious apple. How would you like to eat it?  

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 HEART
Dir. Erick Oh | 2010 | 00:08:19
SYNOPSIS: An exploration of transcendence. HEART presents questions through abstract metaphors and symbols, illustrated by the human heart.

 

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HUBO
Dir. Erick Oh | 2009 | 00:01:40
SYNOPSIS: HUBO (KHR-3) is a walking humanoid robot with a life-size bipedal frame, developed by the KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and was revealed January, 2005. HUBO, short form for 'humanoid robot,' has been paving the road in realizing a vision of fantasy to the real world. 

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COMMUNICATE
Dir. Erick Oh | 2008 | 00:01:30
SYNOPSIS: Communicate shows how humankind has been interacting with one another to reach the true answer of life which is illustrated as a red ball.

  

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SYMPHONY
Dir. Erick Oh | 2008 | 00:05:18
SYNOPSIS: 'Symphony' is an animated narrative short, abstractly visualized from Vivaldi's 'Summer', a concerto from The Four Seasons. 

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WAY HOME
Dir. Erick Oh | 2008 | 00:08:55
SYNOPSIS: We never know what is waiting for Dung Beetle in the end of his journey home.

 

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THE DAM KEEPER
Dir. Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutusmi, with (animation director) | 2013 | 00:18:00
SYNOPSIS: The Dam Keeper, a short film by feature-animation artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi tells the tale of a young pig with an important job, and a new classmate who changes everything. The short film blends traditional hand-drawn animation with digital painting techniques to bring Kondo and Tsutsumi's celebrated painting style to life. In a desolate future, one small town has survived because of a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. The dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning and protect the town, despite bullying from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class, everything begins to change.Produced by Megan Bartel, Duncan Ramsay, The Dam Keeper will premiere in 2014.

 The Dam Keeper screening in TAAFI's Kid Shorts Program on June 14 @11:15am.


Thank you to our Co-Presentation partner:

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