Director Biography – Kefei Li, Connie Qin He (WATERMELON: A CAUTIONARY TALE)

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Kefei Li (Oct 8.1995) and Connie Qin He (July 25, 1994) are student from Ringling College of Art & Design.

Kefei Li is an animator and illustrator from in Beijing China. She is a recent graduate from Ringling College of Art& Design who specializes in 3D animation and visual development. She inspired by every little thing in life, finding interesting element from the ordinary thing and represents it in a different perspective.

Connie Qin He is a story artist and 3D generalist who was born in Shanghai, China. She graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2018 majoring in Computer Animation. Connie is very devoted to story development for animation where her goal is to touch the audiences’ hearts by creating relatable and appealing characters.

Director Statement

We believe that animation is an art form that connects with the audience no matter their race or nationality. Everyone is able to understand animation without barriers which allows you to create a more powerful and deeper influences than any other art form. Watermelon: A Cautionary Tale is a story that all people can understand , relate to and hopefully enjoy. We feel that the film will reach many audiences and see things in a way they haven’t before.

Short Film: WATERMELON: A CAUTIONARY TALE, 3min., USA, Animation/Fantasy

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After a boy accidentally swallows a watermelon seed, weird things start to happen.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Color