Director Mulan Fu Tugs at Your Heart with her New Animated Short ‘Beautiful’

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Director Mulan Fu Tugs at Your Heart with her New Animated Short Beautiful Showing at the IndyShorts International Film Festival This Month.

Director Mulan Fu Tugs at Your Heart with her New Animated Short Beautiful Showing at the IndyShorts International Film Festival This Month.

Grab your tissue because in 5 minutes Mulan Fu will turn your world upside down with Beautiful, an animated short about a young girl who witnesses her mother’s battle with breast cancer.

Fu, who is a Film and Television graduate from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational game design at Teachers College Columbia University based her real life situation with her mother, an actress in China that suffered through the disease and survived.

 

Official Synopsis:

Director Mulan Fu’s touching film shares a story of mother and daughter, the film explores the transformative power of resilience and questions current beauty standards. This animated short film has already won an abundance of awards including the Student Character based Short Winner at the Los Angeles Animation Festival, the National Board of Review Student Grant Winner, the First Run Film Festival Top Prize and many more. Beautiful has been selected to screen at IndyShorts International Film Festival.

A teenage girl reckons with love and loss as her mother battles a dangerous disease. A story about the enduring bond between mothers and daughters, Beautiful explores the transformative power of resilience.

Mulan Fu is an award-winning filmmaker, animator, and illustrator currently based in New York City and Shanghai. She has recently graduated from the Film and Television major at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational game design at Teachers College Columbia University. As a storyteller, Mulan is intrigued by the visual richness of Chinese mythologies and the emotional depth of touching familial stories. She aims to explore and promote the Chinese cultural identity through charming and unique tales that have the potentials to bridge the East and the West. Growing up in Asia and studying abroad in Europe and North America, she finds passion in discovering captivating stories along her travels and sharing them with the world through the magical medium of animation.

Mulan Fu also composed the stunning music for the film. Just some of the festivals BEAUTIFUL has been selected for include Woodstock Film Festival, American Documentary and Animation Festival, Anrimation Dingle, Los Angeles Animation Festival, Hollywood Verge Film Awards, AniMate – Australia Animation Film Festival, Spark Animation (where the film was a semi-finalist) and more.

Beautiful will screen at Indyshorts this month.

https://www.heartlandfilm.org/indyshorts

Follow Mulan Fu on Instagram @mulan.fu and visit her official website at www.mulanfu.site.

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