Moon Tale

Final title: Sự Tích Tết Trung Thu

When an online fairy tale becomes a lovely animated short.

This story was written by a mom “Hồ Minh Trang”, first time posted on Webtretho in 2012. ConCung team, however, fell in love with this meaningful story. They decided to turn it to an animated short. Then, they contacted Colory.

Although the story was already there, it was written in literary style. In order to make a shortfilm, first we needed to rewrite this tale into screenplay format with pacing, build-up and cinematic feel. Working closely with ConCung team to get the right feeling of the film, we had a screenplay of 6 pages – equal to 6 minutes on film.

This led to other problems – cost and time. With coordination and trust from client, we came up with a solution to cut down the cost. By balancing level of detail in a scene with the story, we saved about 40% cost and finished the film two times faster but managed to keep the good quality.

However, the plan was still a little bit “impossible” for execution. By focusing 100% on the project and thanks to a big support from the artists at Colory, we were able to to finish the final product in just one hour before the deadline (and before our director jumped on the air-plane for a business trip, which he canceled his ticket once before. Yeah, I know, a bit drama here… but that was our job-author).

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Even though the short film is not perfect, seeing the audience watch it, feel it, some even cry, we cannot be happier.

Thank you the people who have made this meaningful shortfilm come true.

Original story can be found here, on webtretho .

 

Original story Ho Minh Trang
ConCung Team
Project Coordinator Uyen Nguyen
Creative Huy Tran
Colory team

Script writer & Director

Doan Tran Anh Tuan
Producer Phan Hong Ngoc Chi

Doan Thuc Anh

Concept art Hoang Kim Bao

Pham Huu Ngan

Nguyen Hoang Nguyen

Storyboard Le Huu Dat

Nguyen Tan Phat

Tran Thi Phuong Thao

CG Director Nguyen Hoa Thanh
CG head Nguyen Hoang Hanh Dung
Character rigging Pham Chi Tam
Modeling artist Hong Hanh Thuc

Tran Dinh Duc Huy

Dang Bao Xuyen

Nguyen Tran Khanh Ha

Animator Xan San

Ton Tuan Bao Long

Vuong Huu Danh

Nguyen Thanh Tuan

Nguyen Trong Nhan

Phan Nhat ha

Hoang Manh Huy

Bui Thi Thao Nguyen

Lương Tien Thao

Huynh Van Ngu

Tran Thi Thanh Thao

Ha Thi Thanh Hang

Nguyen Cao Gia Huy

Nguyen Thi Xuan Nhu

Tran Ngoc Dung

Nguyen Thi Hong Ngoc

Cao Tien Cuong

Nguyen Thi Lan Anh

Nguyen Thi Kim Thuan

Ha Quy Trinh

Engineer Diep Quoc Huy

LRC

Lac Viet Xinh

Nguyen Son Tung

Voice talent & recording Tien Phuong Studio