Once a victim of bullying, Frida finds a hero in the legendary luchador El Pirana. However she finds herself at her lowest once more when she's ridiculed during the biggest wrestling match of her life. Through an unexpected meeting with a mysterious taco salesman, Frida learns that she must find strength in herself to overcome her demons.
Created by Michael Yates, Aurry Tan and Sharon Huang
Composer: Erez Koskas
Michael Yates - http://yatesart.tumblr.com
Aurry Tan - http://aurrytan.blogspot.com
Sharon Huang - http://s-huang.tumblr.com/
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Created by Rosemary Travale - http://www.rosemarytravale.ca/
If you liked this film and are interested in how it was made, please check out my book The Making Of The Champ, a 45 page PDF process book that goes into intense detail about how I made my stopmo thesis film and covers stuff like armatures, props and rigs. It also includes a supply list of where I got my materials and a page of other helpful links to get you started working in stop motion. Only $5, available on gumroad here: https://gumroad.com/l/thechamp
Awards and Accolades for The Champ:
Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 Semi Finalist
Digifest Toronto 2014 Semi Finalist
International Motion Art Awards 3 Winner
CNE - Exploring animation exhibit 2014 Official Selection
All American Drive-In 2014 Official Selection
Deep Fried Film Festival 2014 Official Selection
Oakville Festivals of Film & Art 2014 Official Selection
Anim!Arte 2014 Official Selection
Hamilton Film Festival 2014 Official Selection
Grenada Afterglow Film Festival 2014 Official Selection
All Sports LA Film Festival 2014 Official Selection
Spark Animation 2014 Official Selection
Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival 2014 Official Selection