Inspired by the poem 'On Ç' by Hiromi Itō, a woman looks at the matrilineal inheritance of linguistic tones in her family, mourning the parts of languages that become extinct through semantic evolution.
'The Lost Sound' was created using strata-cut plasticine, coloured pencil, paper and ink.
Directed and Animated by Steffie Yee
Narration and Original Poem: Hiromi Itō
Script: Based on 'On Ç' by Hiromi Itō. Edited by Steffie Yee.
Translations: Jeffrey Angles, Nina Kimura-Budzyniak, Taeko Kimura-Budzyniak
Colour and Animation Assistants: Jessica Edge, Erika Ju, Alice Wong
Music (Film): Amy McNickle
Music (Trailer): Donny Janks
Sound Design: Donny Janks