A story of experimental narrative. A visual experience of lyrical expressions. A metaphor of journeys and struggles everyone has encountered at some point in life. Nominated for Best Animation by Paris Art and Movie Awards and an Official Selection of NFFTY, scheduled to release on Planet Classroom on Feb 1, 2022
TO THE HIGHEST POINT NEAR THE SUN (2020)
An animated journey on the never-ending search of belongingness, pieced together by artworks made from 2010 to 2020: 800+ drawings, 300+ photos taken from California, Paris, China, and from the flights in between, as well as collage paintings, computer animations, videos, a lyric poem and song. Nominated for Best Animation by NFFTY and an Official Selection of Asian American International Film Festival
JUST MEMORIES (2021)
A narrative music video, a lone journey and a breakthrough.
An Asteroid Disappeared Last Night (2022)
Story of a strange connection between an asteroid and someone.
METRO 6 (2020)
A personal metamorphosis in San Francisco. Directed by Geoff Hecht, 78 artists came together across 17 different countries to bring this heartwarming story to life.
FLORES DENTRO (2019)
An experimental short film sharing the constant struggle and vulnerability of the female gender in the face of societal prejudices and judgement. Directed by Catalina Loret, starring Gabriela Ortega, animated by Morning M. Wu, and edited by Vicente Manzano. Winner of Best Experimental Short in NFFTY and an Official Selection of Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, and screened at HBO’s Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today alumni shorts.
COLOR OF TOMORROW (2020)
A story intended to remind people of the universal moments we all shared during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Directed by Michelle M. Collins, illustrated by Sam Kirk, animated by Morning M. Wu and Vanessa Brown.
CATERPILLAR KISSES (2021)
A girl is shown what it will feel like to fall in love but she also experiences what it will all lead to: pain and heartbreak. A story about acceptance of change, emotion, and the space in between two halves of a broken heart. Directed by Ella Fields and animated by Morning M. Wu and a collaboration with 26 artists.
A project in partnership with The Center of Investigative Reporting, involved with interviews from locals about their opinions towards the upcoming earthquake of Hayward Fault Zone. This documentary short was screened at The New Parkway Theater in Oakland alongside other documentary animations from around the world.
A short story inspired by the familiar beginning of many tales: deep inside the forest, something is approaching…
A commission from Dictionary.com. The definition of “Bitchface” explained.
A commission of Dictionary.com. The definition of “Athleisure” explained by a short animation.
WORLD OF LIGHTNESS (2021/TBD)
A VR introspective experiential narrative with a minimalistic and zen design, where you will accompany our protagonist Boxhead throughout the story. An immersive experience designed for players to relax, reflect, and connect. Work in progress with Unreal Engine.
ALOE AND THE OLIVE TREE (2021/TBD)
Aloe’s journey of chasing dreams and the things she lost on the way.
RAT ASSASINATOR (2017)
A collaboration project with three teammates I never met before. This short is part of AniJam 48 Hour Animation Challenge hosted in Beijing on the weekend of July 7&8th. This short was made possible by hype intense internet communications and severe sleeplessness.
NIGHT ADVENTURE (2015)
A kiddo’s night adventure.
FINGERS OFF (2017)
A short made for “Make A Commercial Animation Contest”. This short intended to raise awareness to the danger of texting while driving.