Mother Figure (2020)

Drawing from a close friend’s childhood memories and his struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mother Figure is centred on a man and his toxic relationship with his mother growing up. The animation begins with the protagonist pressing play on a ra... read more

Completed On: 02 Feb, 2020

Duration: 14 min 23 sec

Genres: Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, ...

Country: Taiwan

Director: CHANG,CHIA-TSE

Submitted By: 䕒澤 張

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Drawing from a close friend’s childhood memories and his struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mother Figure is centred on a man and his toxic relationship with his mother growing up.
The animation begins with the protagonist pressing play on a radio from childhood. As mellow music starts to fill the room, a whirring noise whisks the protagonist back in time.
Returning to his childhood, recollections of Mother start to creep up on the protagonist as well. An overbearing Mother dictates his living space to nothing beyond a red box, while the earnest protagonist yearns for nothing but Mother’s love. Tragedy strikes when the protagonist goes out of bounds and messes with Mother’s lipstick one day...
  • Directors
    CHANG,CHIA-TSE
  • Producers
    LIN, CHIAO-FANG
  • Sound
    WANG, MENG-DI
  • Music
    TSAI, YI-CHUN
  • Film Type
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres
    childhood drama, Family, relationship childhood, mother, memer
  • Runtime
    14 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date
    02 Feb, 2020
  • Production Budget
    2000 USD
  • Country of Origin
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming
    Taiwan
  • Film Language
  • Shooting Format
    Digital,HDV1920X1080
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

Director's Biography

HI i'm CHANG, CHIA-TSE, After graduating from Chaoyang University of Science and Technology in 2015, I went to Tainan Guantian to continue my independent animation learning and creation, and i graduated from Tainan National University of Arts in 2020.
For a long time, I have been trying to cut into the issues around life from different perspectives, trying to find subtle and hidden phenomena and magnify them, using brushes to express and interpret the diversity between people.
The film are all based on hand-drawn animations, drawing on the traditional hand-painting experience of colleges and universities. I handles the interrelationships of hand-painted textures in computer drawings from a more sophisticated perspective. I'm good at capturing various brushes and letting existing images and colors. Blocks are stripped from their original place, forming intertwined thoughts.
At the graduate School, i was deeply inspired by directors such as Yang De chang, Hou Xiao xian, Xiao Ya quan, and Chen Zhe yi. I received introverted inspiration from the new wave of Taiwanese movies. Therefore, my film often use observation and interviews as a blueprint to return the subject to my personal life experience. And respond to and connect the state and cognition between the masses and individuals in contemporary society.

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