Queen of the South Sea

Trailer for a short film about a millenary multi-generational love story.

The Queen of the South Sea is an animated short of millenary love inspired by the ancient Javanese legend of the Queen of the South Sea. She is also known as Nyai Loro Kidul, and her mythical presence is still very much alive today in the Indonesian City of Jogjakarta. The legend explores the relationship between the mythical queen and the rulers of the Mataram Sultanate near the Southern Java Sea.

This animated short is part of the Merapi Project a project that explores the science, the life and the culture about the Merapi Volcano in Java, Indonesia. The interdisciplinary project has an educational orientation, and it uses traditional storytelling to explain technical concepts and explore some of Merapi’s mythical legends.

The Queen of the South Sea is an animated short directed by Isaac Kerlow.
Produced by the Earth Observatory of Singapore
Total running time: 6m 10s, color
Voice-Over: English, also available in Indonesian, Spanish, and Tamil
Subtitles available: English, German, Spanish, Indonesian, Tamil
Formats available: H264 or DCP
Aspect Ratio: Academy Format, 4:3
Film Completed: November 2018

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Screenings and Awards

The Queen of the South Sea premiered at the 2019 Cambodia International Film Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

July 2019
New Hope Film Festival, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids

June 2019
Little Big Shots International Film Festival For Kids, Melbourne, Australia

April 2019
Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Louisiana International Film Festival, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

March 2019
Cambodia International Film Festival, World Premiere, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Columbus International Film & Animation Festival, Columbus, Ohio
Athens Animfest, Athens, Greece

SHORT PRODUCTION CREDITS

Directed and Produced by Isaac Kerlow
English Narration by Lok Meng Chue
Artwork and Animation: Jegannath Ramanujam
Music: Sergio Moure
Editing: Izzah Anati, Isaac Kerlow
Voice-Over Recording: Damian Wadell
Written by Isaac Kerlow and Jegannath Ramanujam
Audio Remix: Gabriel Serrano
Production Coordination: Inet Jade, Jingqin Tioranu, Karen Lee
Special Thanks: Earth Observatory of Singapore, National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Ke Yi Xiao Productions, Soundsnap

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