With the Academy Awards wrapping last weekend, we thought you might enjoy reading an interview with Minkyu Lee about how he brought his Genesis-themed (as in the Biblical Garden of Eden) story to life.
“I really wanted to focus on conveying the sense of peace in Eden, and also that sense of breath, and the purity of life there. I think breathing room is such an important thing for a character to feel truly alive. Just letting the characters be who they are,” said Lee.
The process of completing this film required enormous dedication as he and a cadre of animator and artistic friends worked off hours and weekends to finish the project. Finally, during the last six months, he took leave from work to devote all of his efforts toward polishing the animation.
His film also took the 2012 Annie Award for Best Animated Short last February—beating out major studio heavyweights for the honor. The piece also contains screen shots and concept art from the film.