We often take for granted the amount of energy, time and work it takes to create an animation. Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo first fell in love with the pencil when he was young, bet kept room for his passion for dancing HipHop. At the age of fourteen he pursued dancing and later joined a professional dancing company, Stylistik Compagny. His passion for dance and movement led him into animation. After he spent some years as a background designer and animator in the feature film industry, Jean-Charles directed his first short film, Le Sens du Toucher, using dance and sign language in a unique way.

Jean-Charles shared his process with us to create this film.

Synopsis :

Chloe and Louis are hard of hearing. They are secretly in love but they don’t admit it. Their gestures substitute for words. They dance, each word is choreography. One evening, Louis decides to invite her for dinner. But, when she arrives, he realizes that she brought two lost kittens. He chooses to ignore his extreme allergy to fur, but it is very difficult for him to relax.

The dinner will reveal his darker side. He hates his own rigidity and Chloe’s carefreeness will push him into his own limits. The pace of ballet is changing, Louis, completely transformed and bloated by the allergy, puts Chloe at the door…

The Making of Le Sens Du Toucher


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In Detail …
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