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“The Flower Lion” - Sehwang Heo

October 16th, 2009

This weeks episode features “The Flower Lion” from animator Sehwang Heo. Here he tells us about the unique origin of the film’s premise, and why he won’t fight for his food.


Where did you study animation/film?

Sehwang Heo: I took a one year animation course in South Korea.

What inspired the story for “The Flower Lion”?

I traveled in India two years ago. I was joining a Vipassana meditation course. During the course, suddenly an image popped out from my head. That image was a lion with flowers. The story started from the image.


What artists/filmmakers have influenced your work the most?

The artwork of this is influenced by the ending credit animation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events. It’s great!! Do you mean artists? I’m sorry. I love many artists and filmmakers. I can’t compare them. They’re just different. One of them is Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli Inc.

Are you working on anything new you can tell us about?

I’m working for a animation company making a TV series animation. The animation is about soccer.

What would you do if your food kept trying to escape?

I think I would let it go and look for easier food to get. I’m a lazy person.

Ditto! Thanks for the interview and the outstanding film!

You can watch “The Flower Lion” right here on Channel Frederator!

-Bailee DesRocher

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