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Swallow Dance

A poignant tale of spiritual connection as a despondent boy finds solace in the ethereal embrace of a talking swallow.


Dennis Tae Wook Kim’s fantasy-themed animation invites audiences into a poignant exploration of the spiritual bond between a despondent young boy and a majestic swallow, unfolding a narrative that transcends the ordinary and delves into the profound. The animation weaves a visual metaphor that beautifully captures the transformative power of connection, as the boy finds solace in an otherworldly realm where a benevolent swallow speaks to his soul, lifting him from the depths of darkness and offering a beacon of hope and togetherness.

Kim skillfully crafts an eerie yet intimate and poetic atmosphere, where spirituality, the afterlife, and the art of dance interweave as central themes in this Japanese-language film. Saori Nishihara’s voice brings the swallow to life, adding depth and emotion to the character. The 3D craftsmanship is nothing short of awe-inspiring, elevating the film’s visual impact and immersing the audience in a world where the ethereal and the tangible harmoniously coexist.

This touching film is a deeply personal journey for Kim, resonating with themes of resilience, connection, and the transformative power of embracing the spiritual dimensions of existence. It stands as a testament to the emotional resonance that animation can achieve, leaving a lasting impression on viewers who embark on this mesmerizing exploration of the human spirit.

Swallow Dance Short Animation


Runtime: 4 min
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