25-year-old Pakistani singer-turned-animator Usman Riaz has finally release the trailer of Pakistan’s first hand-drawn anime film The Glassworker.
The story of the film revolves around a young boy named Vincent, who learning the art of glass-blowing from his father. He falls in love with a young girl name Alliz, who is a regular visitor of his father’s shop.
Knowing that there is no hand-drawn animation industry for the students in Pakistan. Usman opened his own first hand-drawn animation studio in Pakistan, Mano Animation Studios.
“We are extremely excited to finally share first footage of The Glassworker with everyone who has supported us. Mano Animation Studios is a small team of extremely dedicated and passionate people. We have come so far in such a short time – I am extremely grateful for everything. I hope you will enjoy the footage as much as we enjoyed making it” Said Usman Riaz
Here’s the trailer,
The Glassworker is directed by Usman Riaz. The animators of the film are from Pakistan, Malaysia and South Africa. The film is schedule to release in 2017.