The Trees Of Eden
Directed by Dwight Hwang
When Esarhaddon, a cruel Assyrian King conquers an unsuspecting nation, a mysterious old man appears and transforms the king into the image of the defeated, forcing him to experience the life and memories of those he has sought to destroy. Based on and inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s “Esarhaddon, King of Assyria.”
Dwight Hwang, an animation graduate from CalArts and a recent grad for live-action at USC, won the first place Student Academy Award for Animation in 1999 for his film, “The Reunion”, and was then nominated into the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2000 for “GOO”.
He has since worked in both animation and live-action as a storyboard artist and director for feature film, animation and game productions.
Director: Dwight Hwang
Composer: Paolo Greco
Visual Effects: Kazuhito Shimada
Mentor: Jeremy Kagan
Shorts Programs / 84 minsFrom a humble combination of line, movement, and sound, we find some of the most spectacular films. These animated works soar into the heavens; discovering new ways to tell universal stories. — Eseel Borlasa