Award-winning animated short film ‘Batik Girl’ steps into the national arena

Who knew that batik and vibrant filmmaking would be the perfect ‘couple’? Will do?

R&D Studio, that’s it.

Local movie studios launched their 2D animated short film “Batak Girl” today on its official YouTube channel – and the 9-minute flick is already turning heads.

“Batak Girl” tells the story of a young girl who faces a recent tragedy that draws her into the magical world of brick painting.

Collaborative collaboration between R&D Studio, author Heidi Shamsuddin, Teodot Studio, and University of Technology Mara’s Faculty of Music, was supported by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), which co-founded the film. The concept was awarded with the Intellectual Property Creator Challenge (IPCC). In 2017

Upon its completion, “Batik Girl” wandered into the Festival Circuit, and set the record after appearing at 26 amazing film festivals around the world.

And the audience and the judges liked what they saw. “Batak Girl” wins best short animated film at the Chile’s Festival de largos Corto de Santiago. The prestigious honorees’ favorite awards at the Florida Animation Festival; and the 20th Digicon6 regional gold medal in Asia, Japan.

Presenting the award, Jury Representative Professor Richard William Allen described “Batak Girl” as “a serious, truly beautiful film celebrating the life-changing nature of creative imagination through its vibrant forms and colors.” I, in fact, are deeply focused on the idea of ​​film animation. ”

R&D Studio released the short film trailer earlier this year – and “Girl” was on fire! The teaser triggered a massive sensation on social media as it resonated with Malaysians, who were touched by topics close to their hearts.

He said, “We particularly wanted to tell a story locally in Malaysia and around Batik.

However, the emotional center of this story is a relationship between a grandmother and a granddaughter, “said Erwan Junidi, senior partner at R&D Studio, and co-creator and director of” Bitk Girl “.

About R&D Studio

Founded in 2011, R&D Studio is an award-winning content creation studio for film, television and publishing. In just eight years of operations, various stages of studio development and production, its library has more than 100 IPs.

R&D Studio has worked for local broadcasters such as Astro, Media Prima and RTM. He also completed live action work for Cartoon Network Asia, and animation for the Tokyo Broadcasting System. Ongoing projects include “Jungle Magic,” a lively TV series partially funded by the MDEC Digital Content Fund.

The studio has also produced the TV series “Wizard of Varna Walk” for the Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte. Ltd. is broadcast on Disney Channel Asia.

Watch “Batik Girl” now on YouTube:

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