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This Is "The Glassworker", Pakistan's First Fully Hand-Drawn Animated Film

The film is about a young boy named Vincent, and is influenced by Japanese anime style.

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25-year-old Pakistani composer, musician and artist Usman Riaz is working on what will be Pakistan's first hand-drawn anime film, and it is called The Glassworker.

Mano Animation Studios

Riaz is the youngest TED Senior Fellow and is currently studying at Berklee College of Music. He's a huge Studio Ghibli fan and has covered their music before as well.

The film is a coming of age story of a boy called Vincent, who learns the art of glassblowing in his father's glass shop.

Mano Animation Studios

"There is something incredibly beautiful about hand-drawn animation. It never looks obsolete. The beauty of the lines drawn and painted by the human hand cannot be replicated in today's obsession with computer-generated detail," says Riaz.


He's hoping to hit his Kickstarter goal to make the full film, which is expected to be 40-50 minutes long.

You can watch the trailer of The Glassworker here:

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