My Mom is an Alien : Animated Short Film
A young girl finds herself viewing her mother as an alien as she struggles to adjust to her new life away from their home country.
“My Mom is an Alien” is a short film about an immigrant family from Korea settling in Canada. The film features a mix of 2D and 3D animation— the 2D sequences representing the inner thoughts and memories of the main character, while the 3D sequences represent the present.
The story centers around Min, a teenage girl who struggles to fit in and accept the cultural differences between her and her school mates— while expressing her discomfort in sharing her mother’s Korean food.
- Yejin Kim is an animator and illustrator who explores visual language through mixing 2D and 3D animation. She likes to write stories that reflect moments of nostalgia captured in everyday life. As a Korean Canadian immigrant, she strives to connect with notions of displacement and alienism through her work.
- Yeji Kang was born in Korea, and came to Canada when she was 15. Her coming to Canada was a turning point in her life. She is interested in creating an atmosphere and expressing emotions through lighting and compositing.
Director/ Storyboarding and Pre-vis/ Art direction/ 2D+ 3D Animation/ Character Modeling/ 2D compositing
3D Character Sculpting/ Environment Modeling/ 3D Look Development/ Lighting/ Compositing
Sound Design + Music Composition | Micah Meuleman
3D Animation Assistance | Jina Park
2D Background Art/ Prop Design | Ashley Kusumoto
Concept Art Assistance | Phoebe Zhong
Environment Design | Nachiket Kalbhande
Mattepainting/ Concept art | Grace Wong