Alice Wu Slug

  • Tauira / Student
    Alice Wu
  • Kaiako / Lecturer
    Hossein Najafi

‘Slug’ is a personal exploration of how I can utilize animation and visual effects within the context of a narrative short film to simultaneously express a story of acceptance, with a secondary environmental theme, and also translate my experience of how I connect with nature. Inspired by other critter-themed works such as the miniseries ‘Minuscule: The Secret Life of Insects’ and the cinematic documentary ‘Microcosmos’, with ‘Slug’ I aimed to evoke the same emotional response these works arise in me. My film offers an unfamiliar perspective of the natural world and aims to illustrate the beauty and liveliness often overlooked in these natural microcosms. I believe showcasing an environment’s vulnerability is where nature’s resilience truly emerges at its strongest.