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Science is more than just equations on the blackboard.
Go, Grandpa, Go! is Taiwan’s first animated microfilm combining music and popular science. It condenses science knowledge related to sound and music into a short ten-minute story. Use of a lucid and lively plot to guide the scientific principles coupled with an original music score help the audience experience the hidden romance of science.
Music and psychology working together to tell stories.
Music is not just the art of sound and time; it is also a clever trick!
With the theme of psychology and music, this film deeply analyzes “downbeat low-frequency sounds" in music and how to trick the human brain into causing involuntary movements of our head that improve our sports performance, especially while running.
The protagonist of the film is a grandfather who likes listening to traditional Hakka music. One day on a whim, he decides to take on a road race challenge. His grandson A-chen transforms his grandfather’s beloved traditional music into electronic dance music. When Grandpa listens to this music while running, his footsteps are effortlessly synchronized with the beat. Running in a regular and rhythmic manner, his fatigue is greatly reduced. In the end, thanks to A-chen, Grandpa’s athletic performance improves, and he charges to the finish line!

  • Lo I-li
    A Quest for Sound
  • Yang Hsiang-hsun
  • Shih-sin Huang
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    10 minutes 20 seconds
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    May 29, 2021
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    20,000 USD
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    Digital HD
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Director Biography - Shih-sin Huang

Producer/ Lifestyle Category, Hakka TV
Coordinator & Producer/ Music, Arts and Humanities Group, Hakka TV

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How to make scientific knowledge attractive to the general public? How to arouse curiosity, discussion, and inquiry in the audience? Go, Grandpa, Go! is Taiwan's first animated microfilm combining music and popular science in Hakka. With the firm belief that science can be both interesting and touching, the film uses the unlikely marriage of science and music within the storyline to help the audience experience the hidden romance of science.