Trailer for Pakistan's first hand-drawn anime film The Glassworker will leave you in awe

Published: October 26, 2016
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Pakistan’s first hand-drawn anime film The Glassworker’s trailer is out and it is the most impressive thing you’ll see today.

Singer-turned-animator Usman Riaz utilised crowd sourced funding together with a traditional approach to create his feature film, the first of its kind in the country.

Usman Riaz’s ‘The Glassworker’:Pakistan’s first hand-drawn animatedfilm

Earlier, while speaking to The Express Tribune Riaz said,“Pakistan really has no hand-drawn animation industry. With this film and studio, we hope to lay the foundation and support a new generation of artists.”

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The trailer of the film, which is produced under the banner of his brainchild business, Mano Animation Studio, begins by introducing us to a young boy named Vincent who is learning the art of glass-blowing from his father.

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The story traces the life of the young boy who falls in love with a frequent visitor of his father’s shop. It is a chronicle of the lives of two lovers in their formative years, attempting to sustain the relationship as their circumstances become complicated.

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As the trailer unfolds, we hear his friend Alizay reading out a letter she sent to Vincent. The incredibly seamless animation will leave you in awe.

Watch the trailer here.

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  • Emerald
    Nov 17, 2016 - 8:17PM

    Beautiful,it looks similar to one of my favorite anime films The Garden of Words (2013).Recommend

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