“Egghunt” is short animated film by Paul Yan. It is the tale of a hungry caveman on a quest to fill his stomach. He discovers a nest full of plump eggs just inches beyond his reach and must devise a way to get them before he loses them all.
Written, directed and animated by Paul Yan.
Music by Yiannis Kranidiotis.
MoMA NY (The Museum of Modern Art New York), has invited Egghunt to be exhibited at the museum’s Ford Family Programs and be permanently archived in the MoMA Education Department’s collection.
The program is designed to introduce young children and adults to the richly varied world of film. Admission is free and no preregistration is required. Egghunt will be screened as part of this year’s fall series.
Still image from the short. The hungry caveman attempts to grab the eggs.
“Egghunt” is the first short animated film I scored. I met Paul Yan through internet and I was impressed by his work. Although we never met in person, we cooperated ideally. Paul wanted a score “earthly, ethnic, and predominantly percussion-laden“. I was totally agreed on that so we started working based on the story boards and after a while on draft animations.
Still image from the short. The hungry caveman finds a nest full of plump eggs.
I decided to compose a simple theme that will give more space for the percussion elements. You can hear this theme at the beginning of the film where the main character is introduced and again at the end. In the middle of the film and while the character attempts to get the eggs, the percussion is the dominant element with a minor theme on the background.
The whole process was very creative and fun. I wish to have the chance to work again with Paul Yan.