The Snow Girl

Newly arrived from Japan, Yuki confronts a group of bullies and discovers a secret about her father's past – and herself.

  • Mixtape Club
    Director
    Hello, I Like You
  • Adam Gidwitz
    Writer
    A Tale Dark and Grimm
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Children
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Athens International Film + Video Festival
    Athens, Ohio
    United States
    April 8, 2017
  • IFFBoston (Independent Film Festival Boston)
    Boston, MA
    United States
    April 29, 2017
    East Coast Premiere
  • VICE's The Creator's Project

    March 9, 2017
  • La Guarimba Film Festival 2017 - "La Grotta dei Piccoli" program
    Amantea, Calabria
    Italy
  • Cine Hub Short Film's 3MinFF

    Korea, Republic of
  • Stash Media
  • ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival

    Independent Film Award Finalist
  • Animation Block at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    July 28, 2017
Director Biography - Mixtape Club

Mixtape Club is the directing team of Chris Lenox Smith and Jesse Casey. Outside our short films, we work with a range of brands and artists, including Google, HBO, ESPN, Spotify, Primus, and They Might Be Giants, to create memorable videos that tell a story. Our work synthesizes inspiration from the pre-computer masters with modern techniques.

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Director Statement

Inspired by their shared fascination with cultural myths and stories, award-winning creative studio Mixtape Club teamed up with The New York Times-bestselling children’s book author Adam Gidwitz, to bring to life an enduring Japanese folklore in a present-day setting. Snow Girl’s graphic style was designed by The New Yorker illustrator R Kikuo Johnson. The film is the first official collaboration between Mixtape Club founders Chris Lenox Smith and Jesse Casey with Adam Gidwitz, and is a step forward in their quest to bring together time-honored storytelling with modern techniques.