My Grandmother Is an Egg
My Grandmother Is an Egg
My grandmother was a T’ung-yang-hsi. She has lived up to her fate. T’ung-yang-hsi is the traditional practice of pre-arranged marriage, selling a young girl to another family to be raised as a future daughter-in-law. Focusing on the female issues, this film aims to reflect upon women’s oppression and struggle for freedom. From microscopic to macroscopic, from personal witness to general phenomenon in society, the audiences may glimpse the long past, imagine women’s situation in our own times, and look forward to striving for real gender equality in the future. Egg is life per se. Eggs are fragile, but at the same time tough. My grandmother is an egg.
Born in Taiwan, Wu-Ching Chang earned MA. Animation at Royal College of Art in the UK and BFA in New Media Art at the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan. She has worked as a freelance animator and illustrator since 2010. The clients include Channel Four and Tiger Party New York. She is the concept artist and cinematic artist for the game Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition. She is an animation director, illustrator and concept artist who creates arts by exploring personal experience and female issues. Her animated films are often based on historical context by doing interviews and research in the pre-production stage. Except for 2D animation with hand-painted texture, her films contain multiple experimental practice, such as animating with eggs. Through visual art, she tells stories about life. Chang's animation short film 'Bird' won the Hand Painted Animated Shorts Award at Palm Springs Int. Animation Festival in the USA. Her experimental short film ’The Impermanent Sea’ won the Best Multimedia Film Award at Global India International Film Festival in India. Her animation short film 'Mother' won the quality award. in K. T. Creativity Award and the best visual effects award in 4C Digital Content Awards.
Production Designer: Wu-Ching Chang; Art Director: Wu-Ching Chang; Animator: Wu-Ching Chang; Editor : Wu-Ching Chang; Animation Assistant: Lok Yi Tsoi, Bouchra Fadil; Audio Advisor : Alan Ou, Wen-Hsin Wang; Sound Designer: Wu-Ching Chang, Markus Andreas, Chuan-Chi Lin; Composer: Nahum Strickland; Music: Jen-Shuo Chen; Voice: Yung-Yu Chang, Yu-Lin Chang, Yu-Chin Chang, Yu-Jan Chang; Talent: Yu-Hsia Chang; Lyricer : Wei-Fang Jia; Singer: Xue-Ying Chang; Re-recording Mixer, Dialogue Editor, Sound Effects Editor, Foley Recordist, Foley Editor: Shu-yu Chen; Foley Artist: Jin De Lin, Shu-yu Chen; Sound Post-Production Coordinator : Fumi Yang; Additional Sound Effects Editor: Alston Hsu; Japanese Translator: Zi-Hui Yu; German Translator: Alice Valbon; French Translator: Léon Moh-Cah