Private Project

Sweet Horizon

After traveling with his master to Taichung City, a loyal travel shoe meets an attractive pink shoe and falls in love with her at first sight. Unfortunately, they have to follow their masters and continue on separate ways. Will he meet her again in this big metropolis?

  • Chiang Yao
    St(r)ay (2017)
  • St(r)ay (2017) Yao
    St(r)ay (2017)
  • Yiju Chiang
    St(r)ay (2017)
  • Shih Chieh Chiu
    Art Director
    Fundamental (2017)
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  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    27,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
    St. Louis
    United States
    November 5, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Cyder Studio
    Country: Taiwan
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Chiang Yao

Chiang Yao is a Taiwanese animation director and filmmaker whose animated short, ‘St(r)ay’, was selected by more than 50 festivals worldwide and earned several international awards. He explores various points of view of stories, combining the imaginary elements in animations to challenge existing perspectives using creative angles in 3D, 2D, and through filming techniques. He is the founder in Cyder Studio and presently works as a director in Moonshine VFX. Chiang graduated with an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York.


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Director Statement

Beginning with the simple idea to explore a city through a shoe’s eyes. Sweet Horizon is a story of a backpacker’s shoe travels and meets the love of his life. From the shoe’s point of view to experience the culture and nature side of Taichung City, located in central Taiwan. Audiences could also fall in love with the main character and enjoy the city’s scenery along the way.