Adorable and touching, YUAN YUAN AND THE HOLLOW MONSTER is a beautiful film by filmmaker Catherine Chen. Based on her own experiences and family, Chen bring her characters through life through animation. Eight-year-old Yuan Yuan is determined to protect her newest pet, a tiny turtle named Lucy, at all costs. Even if it means chasing down a massive hurricane called the Hollow Monster (aka Hurrican Katrina).
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Catherine Chen is a 22-year-old writer-director and a producer currently living in Los Angeles. She is a recent 2020 BA grad from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. While studying in USC, she interned at Green Gold Animation for story development.
Catherine is a 2nd generation Chinese American who grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida. She witnessed the devastating 2004-2005 hurricanes that ravaged the East Coast of the United States. Before the film school, she majored in visual arts at A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, she was a National YoungArts Foundation winner in both Visual and Cinematic Arts.
Due to the global pandemic, many of us have been stuck inside our homes without the ability to move our bodies. In this dynamic shorts program, watch these characters dance, run, exercise and find creative ways to stay healthy.