Saturday April 30, 2016

Canadian artists bring Sook-Yin Lee's DNTO stories to life

An animated Sook-Yin Lee, from Jim Goodall's short film 'Orange'.

An animated Sook-Yin Lee, from Jim Goodall's short film 'Orange'. (CBC)

In 2009, DNTO stretched beyond audio storytelling and embarked on its first foray into animation.

We chose a few of Sook-Yin's favourite personal stories and invited three Canadian artists to bring them to life. Animator and visual artist Jon Izen took on Sook-Yin's story of a childhood crush and turned it into True Love.

True Love (DNTO Animated Short)1:38

Filmmaker and writer Ann Marie Fleming re-imagined Sook-Yin's story of a go-go dancing competition gone wrong in I Won.

I Won (DNTO Animated Short)2:20

And Jim Goodall used stop-motion animation to create a technicolor version of Sook-Yin's story Orange.

Orange (DNTO Animated Short)1:45

 

But DNTO didn't just do animations — here's a music video for Sook-Yin's song "Beautiful", directed by filmmaker Andrea Dorfman.

Sook-Yin Lee - Beautiful2:39