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Yangzi She “Eggplant”

Beijing native and LA freelance director/animator Yangzi She explores themes of identity and alienation in her charming and visually confident UCLA Animation Workshop thesis film about a boy whose expressions contradict his feelings and who insists on saying “eggplant” instead of “cheese” when his picture is taken.

Watch the “Eggplant” animatic here.

Director & Animator: Yangzi She
Music and Sound: Jennifer Dirkes
Voice: Eric Saleh, Reid Miller, Rebecca Davis
Supported by Matt Groening Fellowship

Woman in Animation Award – ASIFA-East Animation Festival
Best Student Film – Animation Block Party
Jury Special Award – Beijing Film Academy Animation Academy Awards
Best Graduate Film – Ivy Film Festival
Spotlight Award – UCLA Film Festival
Best Art Direction – UCLA Festival of Animation
Semifinalist – Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Semifinalist – Student Academy Awards
Official Selection – Annecy 2015