Leonor (2014)
Technical Director, Animator, Puppet and model maker, story development

Stop-motion short animation commissioned for the English National Opera (ENO)
Group project for MA Character Animation, Central Saint Martins – UAL

Stop motion

Leonor is a film inspired by the story of The Indian Queen, a 1695 opera written by Henry Purcell. It is the story of the young daughter of Don Pedro, a Spanish conquistador, and the Indian Queen, a Mayan princess. Leonor is their daughter, a small child, unaware of the terrible crimes committed by her father on her mother and her mother’s people. She innocently enjoys a lifestyle built upon lies. In this short film we explore the moment when Leonor realises the truth.

Tatiana Mazzei – Technical directing, animation, puppet and model making, story development
Joanna Boyle – Direction, animation, character design, production design and model making
Zih-Rong Lu – Animation, puppet making, model making, pop-up book design
Electra Fotopoulou – Production, special effects, editing, animatio

Best film animation genre – RATMA International Film Festival 2015
Best Animation Short – Can-Do Film Festival 2015