After the success of Funan, the new people, Denis Do is currently preparing the production of his new short film La Forêt de Mademoiselle Chen at Ciclic Animation for several months of residency.
Denis Do was born in Paris in 1985. Passionate about image and drawing, he graduated in 2009 from the Gobelins school. He co-directed Le Ruban, his graduation short film, on a love story during the Chinese cultural revolution.
He directed Funan, the New People, his first feature film inspired by his own mother’s story. This project received production support from Ciclic-Région Centre-Val de Loire. Part of the animation took place at Special Touch Studios in Vendôme. He won the Cristal for feature film at the 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Denis Do returns with a short film La Forêt de Mademoiselle Chen which is part of the continuity of the director’s work where the themes of family, memory and transmission are in the spotlight. La Forêt de Mademoiselle Chen tells us about heritage, both cultural, traditional, environmental and especially family.
This film, produced by Special Touch Studios, received production support. The director, Denis Do, will be in residence from July 5th to December 31th 2021.