I present to you the completed animated short -- Shèngkāi!
Shèngkāi means to bloom.
Tai, who lives with an abusive father, learns the value of kindness and friendship during an encounter with his back-door-neighbor, Aimee.
Directed & Animated by Rachael Birky
Music Composition by Tim Cooke
Special Thanks to Professor Corrie Parks, My Friends and Family
This is my independent study project -- a true challenge for just a semester!