Behind the Schoolbag

“Behind the Schoolbag” is a story about self-salvation. Having suffered from a miserable childhood, Shaun couldn’t help but question his own value. Human relationship has always been Shaun’s barrier, sometimes, he wishes he could stay alone, but in reality, Shaun has to re-enter the society. Staying in his own comfort zone, Shaun can do nothing but lock up his heart and distant himself from others.
All the stress and pressure in modern life is driving people insane. We have to learn how to sooth our own emotions so as to survive. We can do nothing but meditate and reflect upon ourselves. We can observe the truth and the essence wisely and feel the presence of now and start living.

  • Nic Ho
    Director
  • Ivana Lai
    Producer
  • Nic Ho
    Writer
  • Knoa Chung
    Lead Animator
  • Andy Ng
    Lead Animator
  • Chan Yat Yin
    Music Composer/Vocal
  • Ivy Sin
    Animator
  • Nell Keung
    Animator
  • Leo Kwok
    Animator
  • Beth Tang
    Animator
  • Yvonne Leung
    Animator
  • Jun Ho
    Animator
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Annecy International Animation Film Festival
    Annecy, France
    June 13, 2016
    The Annecy International Animation Film Festival
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
    Clermont-Ferrand, France
    February 9, 2016
  • IFVA - Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards
    Hong Kong
    March 3, 2016
    Hong Kong Arts Centre
    Gold Award (Animation Category)
  • TBS Digicon6 Asia (Hong Kong Region)
    Tokyo, Japan
    Silver Award & Audience Choice Award
  • Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival
    Hong Kong
    Grand Award & Animation Gold Award
Director Biography - Nic Ho

Nic Ho is one of the Hong Kong new animation directors. He directed independent short animations such as “Behind the Schoolbag” and ”Dap Pang Man”. He has also created a number of commercial animated short films. He has won numerous awards include the IFVA, DigiCon6 HK (Silver Award), HKICT (Animation) Gold Award, HKMFF (Animation) Gold Award, GCIA (Animation/New Media) Gold Award etc. In 2011, a Hong Kong animation company, Intoxic Studio is started up by him and his partners. He is now the creative director of Intoxic, keep exploring different opportunities through animation and release his creativity.

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