THE OCEAN DUCK

A woman visits her ailing grandmother in a hospital during a flood, bringing back fond memories of the past – spilling over into fantastical visions in the present – as an ancient tale comes to life.

The Ocean Duck, an animated short film directed by Huda Razzak and co-directed by My Anh Ngo, combines the beauty of ancient poetry and illuminated manuscripts with the modern story of a young woman and her grandmother. It is based on a poem in Rumi’s Masnavi, describing a duck that is raised by chickens, despite its true home being the ocean – a symbol for the eternal.  The Ocean Duck is a visual expression of how folklore and magical realism can help achieve a transcending experience.

PROCESS

The Ocean Duck is a hybrid 2D animated film that utilizes
both traditional hand-drawn animation and puppet animation.
 

GALLERY

FILM FESTIVALS

Austin Film Festival
October 21-28, 2021


St. Louis International Film Festival
November 4-21, 2021


San Francisco International Film Festival
April 21-May 1, 2022

SCAD Savannah Film Festival
October 23-30, 2021
Winner, Best Animated Short by a SCAD Student

Foyle Film Festival
November 19-28, 2021
Light in Motion Competition

Atlanta Film Festival
April 21-May 1, 2022
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
November 5-14, 2021


New York International Children’s Film Festival
March 4-19, 2022
Winner, Jury Award for Animated Short, Academy Award®-Qualifying

PRESS

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CREDITS

Directed & Produced by
Huda Razzak

Co-directed by
My Anh Ngo

Featuring
Jeed Saddy as Bebe

Young Heba
Israa Zainab

Heba
Huda Razzak

Composer
Stephanie Hamelin Tomala

Production Management
Huda Razzak
Allyssa Lewis

Art Direction
Katarzyna Doszla

Animation Supervisor
My Anh Ngo

Lead Rigging Artist
Denise Anger

Visual Effects Lead
Ryen Goebel

Visual Development
Katarzyna Doszla
My Anh Ngo
Seyoung Jang
Chi Nguyen
Chan Ju Park
Michelle Agatha
Coleton Bryan

Story
Huda Razzak

Screenplay
Huda Razzak
Toby Osborne

Storyboards
Huda Razzak
My Anh Ngo
Seyoung Jang
Dusty Higgins
Jay Patel
Payton Edwards

Rig Animation Leads
My Anh Ngo
Nghi Lu

Rig Animators
Catriona Dinero
Payton Edwards
Alana Mango
Emily Rodriguez

Traditional Animators
Calo An
Donielle Anderson
Jenny Boccardi
Jerry Delgersaikhan
Faith Dickey
Catriona Dinero
Payton Edwards
Shaurese Foster
Han Htin
David Joyner
Chyna Key
Saiya Lin
Eden Liu
Nghi Lu
Katie Narsavage
My Anh Ngo
Chan Ju Park
Emily Rodriguez
Alex Sellati
Veronica Todd

Clean Up
Chyna Key
Ian Cole
Josh Mizrahi
Erika Clift
Calo An

Color
Lisa Maeda
Ian Cole
Josh Mizrahi

Effects
Ryen Goebel
Shaurese Foster
Raea Bucher
Alex Sellati
Yeliz Motro
Trent Bellet

Compositing
Ryen Goebel
Sara Westover
Eman Abdul-Razzak

End Credits
Vivian Amaro

Post-Production Sound Coordinator
Stephanie Hamelin Tomara

Sound Designers
Sam Mongeau
Stephanie Hamelin Tomala

Foley Artists
Sam Mongeau
Erica Wong

Dialogue Editor
Erica Wong

Sound Editors
Sam Mongeau
Zion Wade
Erica Wong

Music and Sound Mixer
Maxime Vermette

CONTACT


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