anpu - ZOEA|Official Music Video

mitten crabs have long been viewed as an environmental index for assessing the ecological state of rivers and streams in taiwan.
the species has a unique spawning migration pattern, the species has seen a gradual decline in population over the past few decades,
mainly attributed to overharvesting and pollution. as a result, their existence has also faded away in the popular consciousness.
the narrative for the video comes from the director's childhood memories. it starts in the streets under an overpass, where mitten crabs are being sold by a vendor with red lanterns lining his stand. two mitten crabs suddenly jump out of captivity and escape into the nearby sewers. as the crabs make their way into the city's dark underbelly of water ways, they embark upon a voyage of spawning migration. they cross a terrain of cracked soil before finally reach the deep and enchanting ocean. the video combines both camera shot footage and animation, giving the audience a glimpse of the magnificence of the locales that are often overlooked by humans, through the perspective of the video's eight-legged protagonists. throughout the video, the plot and details weave a narrative that illustrates the infinite metaphors and imagination projected onto life itself.

  • POWEI SU
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 11, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Shooting Format:
    a7s2
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - POWEI SU

Awards
2018 20minmax 2018 [Art & Experimental Award ] YALDABOATH ”作牙"
BISFF 2018 [Animation, Experimental] YALDABOATH ”作牙"

2017 Interfilm 2017 [Visions & Voyages - Trips & Animation] YALDABOATH ”作牙"
TIAF 2017 [ International Competition] YALDABOATH ”作牙"

2016 Golden Melody Awards [The Best Music Video / Nominated] Eternal Summer
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Tokyo [Music Video Competition / Nominated] Eternal Summer

2015 UK film festival 2015 [Programme] Eternal Summer
LIA Awards [Music Video Editing / Silver Winner] Eternal Summer

2014 Bogotá Short Film Festival [Selección Oficial ANIMACIÓN – Internacional] Plastic Flowers
AEAF Awards [Music Videos / Silver] Plastic Flowers
Interfilm 2014 [Special Programme / Nominated] Plastic Flowers
CologneOFF 2014 [Total Art / Nominated] Plastic Flowers
Golden Horse Awards 51th [Best Visual Effects / Nominated] 7 Love Design

2013 AdFest 2013 [Design Lotus / GOLD] Nike The Future One
The One Show Award [Interactive Advertising / Merit] Nike The Future One
Spikes Asia [Environmental Design / Nominated] Nike The Future One
Cannes Lions [Direct Lion Shortlist] Nike The Future One / 30th anniversary
The 4A of Taipei Award [Best Launch Campaign & Promo & Activation & Event Engagement & Jury's Special Award] Nike The Future One

2012 Red Dot Award [Communication Design / Nominated] Pause Fest 2012
Red Dot Award [Communication Design / Nominated] I'm Somewhere/ TAIWAN

2011 Festival Sinestezija 2011 I'm Somewhere/ TAIWAN

2010 Onedotzero 14th [Nominated] Power of city

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