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Hat Dweller

A person sits by the street, drinking coffee. At his relaxing moment, the hat dweller breaks through from his hat. It is probably his first time coming out from his hat, on a mystical mission.

  • Isa Xiaoqian Zhu
  • Jose Luis Pueyo Poves
    Key Cast
  • Morgan Butter
    Key Cast
  • Lai Jiang
    Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Southern California
Director Biography - Isa Xiaoqian Zhu

Isa Xiaoqian Zhu is an animation filmmaker originally from Beijing and currently residing in Los Angeles. She holds a BFA in Art Video from Syracuse University and an MFA in Animation from the University of Southern California. Zhu's work spans a wide range of mediums, including 2D animation, stop-motion animation, and live-action video. Her creative focus involves exploring emotional contradictions between herself and the society she interacts with.

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