Goro Goro

Goro Goro follows the story of Daigoro, a baby thunder god, who dreams of being as powerful as his father. Through his thunderous journey, he realizes that he can achieve his dreams in his own unique way.

  • Ryotaro Sawada
  • Agatha Tiara Christa
  • Gilllian McDerment
  • Mick Bransfield
  • Everett Zhang
  • Rachel Currid
  • Roman Karoly
  • Kazue Tng
  • Mason Smigel
  • Will Hawkins
  • Lauryn Vania Kurniawan
  • Trinity Jackson
    Sound Supervisor
  • Tyrell Ingalls
    Sound Effects
  • Mark Otim
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Family, Action, Animation
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 12, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
  • SCAD School of Animation and Motion Juried Spring Showcase
    Savannah, GA
    United States
    June 1, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ryotaro Sawada, Agatha Tiara Christa

Ryotaro Sawada is an artist from Tokyo, Japan. Growing up as an only child who didn’t have much to do at home, he turned to his daydreams to keep himself entertained. Eventually, he would find out that there were people called animators who could bring those daydreams to life, and he hasn’t looked back since.

Agatha Tiara Christa, also known as Rara, is a 3D animator and layout artist from Indonesia. She loves learning about people's cultures; languages, food, and even small traditions they do at home. She believes that these small things create stories and always includes them in her work.

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Director Statement

Goro Goro started out as a loose combination of two themes: dreams and Japanese mythology.

I’ve always had a soft spot for stories about dreams coming true. It’s such a universal experience and yet can come in so many shapes and sizes. I knew if I ever were to make a film, that’s what I wanted it to be about.

I also knew I wanted to incorporate Japanese folktales and mythology into it, specifically the ones I grew up reading about in picture books. To me, they represent my childhood, my cultural background, and my sensibilities as an artist, so it felt like a full-circle moment to have them in my senior film.

A few sketchbooks later, the story boiled down to an ancient tale of a baby thunder god who wants to make his own thunder.

I can’t possibly describe how excited I am for you to watch this film. Inside you’ll find the dreamers who made the film happen, all of their hard work and fond memories, and the beautiful art I’ve had the privilege to watch them create. I hope it may inspire you to pursue your dreams as well.
– Ryotaro Sawada, Co-Director