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Reneepoptosis

(2018)

A film by Renee Zhan

Jury Award for Best Animated Short - Sundance Film Festival 2019

Genre(s): Animation

• Theme(s): Identity / Women


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Reneepoptosis

  • Renee Zhan

    Biography:

    Renee Zhan is a Chinese-American director and animator from Houston, Texas. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies in 2016 and is currently living in London, working toward her MA at the National Film and Television School.In her work she is interested in exploring the fine line between the lovely and the grotesque while working through themes of identity, sexuality, and consumption. Her films have screened and won awards at film festivals around the world, including Locarno, TIFF, SXSW, Telluride, and Slamdance. Her short film, Reneepoptosis, won the 2019 Jury Award for Animated Short at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Filmography:
    2018: Reneepoptosis
    2016: Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw)
    2015: Pidge

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2018: Locarno Film Festival Junior Jury Special Mention
  • 2018: Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2019: Sundance Film Festival Jury Award for Best Animated Short
  • 2019: SXSW
  • 2019: Tricky Women Film Festival Tricky Women
  • 2019: Animafest Zagreb
  • 2019: Tenerife International Short Film Festival Special Mention
  • 2019: Dallas International Film Festival | Best Animated Short
  • 2019: IFF Pacific Meridian
  • 2019: SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • 2019: Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival
  • 2019: SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Synopsis



Three Renees go on a quest to find God, who is also Renee. As they traverse the mountains and valleys of Renee, they discover all the great joys, mysteries, and tragedies of being Renee.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 10'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: Japan / United States
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With:
  • Sound: Jacob Kinch, Renee Zhan
  • Music: Reylon Yount, Wadaiko Matsuriza
  • Producer: Renee Zhan