The Koi and the Crane

An illustrative animated short set in a painted abstract world, following Koi Carp and a Red Crowned Crane in their daily life. Sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquil world.

  • Vikki Kerslake
  • Vikki Kerslake
  • Vikki Kerslake
  • Vikki Kerslake
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 26, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    63 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV 1080p
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • New Designers Screening Awards
    Islington, London
    July 2, 2015
    United Kingdom Premiere
    Shortlisted for the Judges and Viewers choice awards
  • Animade LoopdeLoop Competition
    London, UK
    July 22, 2015
    United Kingdom Premiere
    Shortlisted for the theme "Ritual"
Director Biography - Vikki Kerslake

A recent graduate with a degree in Computer Animation Arts. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she has grown up in the UK, where she attended the University for the Creative Arts for 5 years.

From studying animation she developed a passion for creating decorative worlds, by incorporating both 2D and 3D elements.

Being a lover of animals, she has created a small portfolio of animal based works, both in illustrations and in animated work.

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Director Statement

I wanted to create an illustrative world, which would become an experience for the viewer; to be transported into a tranquil environment through the art of animation.

From the quiet koi ponds to a delicate butterfly landing on the surface of water; the film is a series of semi abstract moments to peacefully, visually enjoy.