My Mom is an Alien : Animated Short Film
My Mom is an Alien
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.
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
Matte painting/ Concept art | Grace Wong
Special Thanks to:
- John Li
- Woonam Kim
- Ian Woo
- Jiwoon Kim
- Chrissy Wang
- Friends + Family
- 3DAN Production Class
- ECU animation techs + IT