Miku and The Hunt

According to Wabanaki folklore, Miku was a giant, ruthless squirrel that loved to hunt. To quell the squirrel's ferocity, the gods spoke softly to him, and pet his head, and with each stroke, Miku became smaller and smaller. And though he was shrunk, he was still just as feisty.

Miku And The Hunt was completely rendered in The Unreal Engine 4.23.

  • Grace Ruggiero
    Director
  • Grace Ruggiero
    Writer
  • Grace Ruggiero
    Producer
  • Grace Ruggiero
    Animator
  • Grace Ruggiero
    Environment Artist
  • Indigo Hope Part 1 by TOLO
    Music
  • Blue by Dexter Britain
    Music
  • Tony Venezia
    Mentor
  • Ryan Jolly
    Mentor
    Peter Brave
  • Brandon Friedsam
    Emotional Support
  • Jo Ellen Ruggiero
    Emotional Support
    The prior 28 years of my life
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.0
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • *Animation Night 2020
    Glen Ellyn
    United States
    May 14, 2020
    College of DuPage Student Work
Director Biography - Grace Ruggiero

Grace is an aspiring 3D artist and animator with a love for animals and nature. She will be attending the Savannah School of Art and Design in 2020 to study game design with a focus on environment art. She hopes to push the limits of art and tech, while bringing fun and happiness to people.

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Director Statement

I always aim to bring delight to those who view my work, but I also hope to spark a creative interest in other artists, as well as an appreciation for the world around us, and a fascination for the things unseen.