Swallow Dance

Open and close. A shared spiritual engagement between a boy and the Swallow.

"Swallow Dance" is a sincere and honest culmination of themes centered around the experience of letting go. It is a visual expression of vulnerability, sacrifice, and union inspired by Japanese films, Claude Monet, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "The Little Prince".

The film is an attempt to understand what the act of 'healing' means for me and growing into my own self-worth, leading to this fantastical visual metaphor for emerging out of my shell with the imaginary guidance of a higher power.

With this swallow dance, I release the full sincerity of my open heart.

  • Dennis Tae Wook Kim
  • Saori Nishihara
    Key Cast
    "The Swallow"
  • Yi Yang Zhou
  • Yi Yang Zhou
    Sound Designer
  • Yusaku Munakata
    Poster Painter
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    fantasy, myth
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    38,000 USD
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Director - Dennis Tae Wook Kim