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Pakistan’s first fully hand drawn animated film
25-year-old Pakistani composer, musician and artist Usman Riaz is working on what will be Pakistan’s first hand-drawn anime film called The Glassworker.
The Glassworker is a coming of age story about a young boy named Vincent, who is learning the art of Glassblowing from his father in their Glass Shop. As he grows older he begins to fall in love with a frequent visitor of the shop – a young girl named Alliz. The film will follow both Vincent and Alliz through their developing years as life gets more complicated and inhibits their relationship.
Pakistan currently has no hand drawn animation industry but with this film and Mano Animation Studios, Riaz hopes to lay the foundation for artists to come and work on beautiful works of art that they can be proud of.
Riaz and his team are currently seeking $50,000 through Kickstarter; they’ve even provided a breakdown of how that money will be divided, including animation, editing, overdubbing and score recording.
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