Content Source: Qian Shi
Video direct url: https://youtu.be/wz0rt8HIl0s
Duration: 3 min 46 sec
A story inspired by a shoe-doll displayed in Childhood Museum, Edinburgh. This short film shows a touching story about a young girl and her father in a poverty, London, 1910s.
Qian Shi's BA Animation graduation film. The Best Student Film of BAF08. MX Award at TAF2010 (Tokyo Anime Fair 2010).
"The Museum of Childhood Edinburgh has plentiful collections of dolls, toys, and other remnants of youth. On a visit there 2005, I found an old doll made from a shoe. It was not very remarkable compared with the other beautiful dolls on display, but it is still very eye-catching. The introduction reads: Doll made from an old shoe that belonged to a poor child from the London slums in 1905.
I couldn't help imagining the little girl who could barely afford a pair of shoes taking comfort in this lovely shoe-doll friend who accompanies her sweetest dreams. The shoe-doll became a symbol to me of beloved and colourful childhood.
I decided I wanted to tell a story of this little shoe-doll."
Director: Qian Shi
Script, Character & Background Design: Qian Shi
Music: Trygue Nielsen
Sound Editing: Thomas Richard
Production: The Animation Workshop, 2008
Running Time: 03'42"