"RETURN THE FAVOR” is an award-winning animated short film produced in a Japanese vocational school.
Released on June 2nd, 2018.
Watch the final animation here:
Full award list:
*理事長賞(Presidential Award) by 東京デザイン専門学校 (Tokyo Design Academy). 2018
*Best Young Director Short Film January 2019 (FICCOC #23) by Five Continents International Film Festival
*Best Animation Short Film January 2019 (FICCOC #23) by Five Continents International Film Festival
*Best Animation Short Award January 2019 by London Independent Film Awards
*Nominated Best Animation of the Month January 2019 by The Monthly Film Festival
*Official Selection 2019 by Webisode Film Festival
Although this animation is a new adventure inside WINDY LIGHTNING’s story, you don't need to have read Windy Lightning comic to enjoy it.
MUSIC: Original composition by Blackcoast (William Black)
This animation graduation project was created in a vocational school in Japan, Tokyo Design Academy (Animation Department), directed by Mar Exposito.
See the making of Return the Favor in the 23 vlogs: ANIME VIDEOS PAGE
I believe stories change people and it burns me inside when I see other people's stories encouraging all kinds of ideas that harm others. There is so much good that can be done by telling the right story to someone who needs advice.
I love creating visual storytelling so I use my comic and animation to teach the good things I learned from personal experience.
Keeping good friends has never been easy and I have been struggling a lot with it. I want them to love me and I want them to accept my love. Am I asking for too much?
So far I’ve never been actually alone, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I found the best solution to keep the right people around.
I built a habit to GIVE TO OTHERS (without endangering myself).
Presents, time, help, advice, love, etc. What I have becomes theirs and I don’t keep count
You may disconnect here. Come on! Being selfish is a natural survival skill!
Yes, you are right.
But just as you are happy receiving, others are happy when you give things to them.
Happy people are more willing to reciprocate when you are the one who needs something (especially the right people).
Actually, helping people does feel good!! Do I want people around with whom we give to each other? YES!
It actually took me years of being around people who used to do that to start doing it by myself as my default reaction. And sometimes I still try to keep things to myself as much as I can. But this habit has brought me so much happiness I can’t stop spreading the idea!
And that is because returning a favor is one of the most basic and easiest ways to start giving and becoming used to it.
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