A delightful animated short by Sydney-based animator and illustrator Steffie Yee. Created using strata-cut plasticine, coloured pencil, paper and ink, “The Lost Sound” explores the inheritance of language in her family and what is lost when a language is lost. Watch above and see full credits below!


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Directed & Animated by Steffie Yee
Narration & Original Poem: Hiromi Itō
Script: Based on the poem ‘On Ç’ by Hiromi Itō
Edited by Steffie Yee.
Translations: Jeffrey Angles, Nina Kimura-Budzyniak, Taeko Kimura-Budzyniak
Colour and Animation Assistants: Jessica Edge, Erika Ju, Alice Wong
Music (Film): Amy McNickle
Music (Trailer): Donny Janks
Sound Design: Donny Janks, Steffie Yee


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