A stop-motion animation about a Orochen Forest Family who live in Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia. Inspired by the Orochen, a previously nomadic hunter-gathering ethnic minority group in Northern China, we hope to ignite the imaginations of children to create their own adventures in the great forests, lakes and mountains with their own Orochen Forest Family.
The wooden puzzle originated from a trip around China in search of traditional crafts. To find out more about this project, and to get your own toy, visit play.hayleyho.com
TEDx talk about the trip around China:
Pecha Kucha talk about the toy:
Directed & made by designer Hayley Ho, in collaboration with photographer Jon Butters & sound engineer Nicolas Ludvigsen.
Starring the Orochen Forest Family (designed by Hayley Ho & Thomas Guest), & Kieran Smith as narrator.
Special thanks to Mark Delecate, Rachel Smith, Gerry Ho, Derek Tsang, Nicolas Street & Brian Or.