Private Project

Under the Persimmon Streetlight

In the season of the tung blossoms, a girl named Ke-xin visits a beautiful, simple Hakka village with her family. Her grandmother with the dementia walks alone across the field. She follows her into a fantastic world. Then Ke-xin meets Xiao-yan. They come together to Snow Island to ask the tung tree elf for help. But the tree elf lost the rainbow bead and is unable to grant their wish. How can they help the elf recover the rainbow bead? Will Ke-xin find her grandmother?

  • Guo Jun-ming
  • Guo Jun-ming
  • Guo Jun-ming
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2016
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Director Biography - Guo Jun-ming

Guo Jun-ming is the founder of “Flying Pen Comics”. In 1985, he began to study in Fu Hsin Trade & Arts School and work in Dragon Animation Company founded by Cai Zhi-zhong to pay his school fees. He learned his skills and techniques from Huang Hua-yu, so he got to participate in the production of “Wulongyuan” and “Old Master Q”. Two years later, he began his trainings in “Otto Cartoons”. Then he worked in several animation companies. In 1992, he was trained professionally as a director and began to create his original animations. In 1995, he founded his own animation company. In 2000, he founded “Flying Pen Comics”.

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Director Statement

We created this short film scrupulously to tell this interesting story with these cute characters. At the same time, we put in the spatial aesthetics, beautiful music and sounds without being noticed, allowing the audience to feel the humanity of those golden years, to appreciate the beauty of our landscape and plants, and to resonate with the natural environment. Hopefully the audience pays more attention to the good people and good landscape around them.