[ISEA2018] Artist Statement: Peter Chanthanakone — Animated Stories: Chasing Grasshoppers (2013) and Tuk Tuk Ride (2017)

Artist Statement

Our childhood often shapes us into adulthood. Trauma, happiness, fear and pain stay with us till we die. This series of shorts is entitled “Childhood Memories”, in collaboration with the Vientianale International Film Festival in Vientiane, Laos. Story, concept art and voice recordings were realized in 2013. The first in the series of childhood stories is Chasing Grasshoppers (2013). The second in the animated series of Lao Childhood stories is Tuk Tuk Ride (2017).

  • Peter Chanthanakone (CA/USA) is an award-winning director and producer specializing in 3D animated short films. He has won numerous film festival awards, and his works has been selected in major film festivals around the world such as Germany, France, Austria, Canada, China, Belgium, Thailand, Laos, South Korea, Pakistan, India, Australia, in Italy as a retrospective at the 2013 VIEW Animation Video Festival, and on a giant screen in Times Square in the NYC International Film Festival. Cumulatively. His work has been selected in over 65 international juried competitions.   art.uiowa.edu/sites/art.uiowa.edu/files/field/cv/peter-chanthanakone.pdf