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A wooden father struggles to support his metal child who consumes wood to survive. As the boy grows older so does his rate of consumption. The day comes when he brings their home to the ground, they have nothing left. Later, the father awakens in panic, his son is gone. He finally finds his son; eyes closed and furnace fire out. The wind begins to slowly turn a pinwheel the child holds. The father realizes something and begins working on the child’s furnace. As morning comes, a propeller spins within the boy. He opens his eyes, beginning a new life.

  • Kelly McCarter
  • Kelly McCarter
  • Toni Andrews
  • Sebastian Kristiansen
    Art Director
  • Dayaan Abarder
    Director of Photography
  • Kyle Maier
    VFX Lead
  • Tyler Solomon
  • Kent Mayne
    Lead Animator
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 23, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
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Director Biography - Kelly McCarter

Hewn is Kelly's directorial debut. She was born in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa and is a recent graduate from The Animation School in Cape Town.

She is a young technical artist who hopes to make a positive contribution to the local industry, and aspires to impact global industry. Her ability to direct with clarity and vision, pushed the team to new heights.

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