Extra Credit

MAY 31, 2022
USA | 6 minutes | 2020

Animation, documentary short film directed by Angel Yau

Extra Credit

An autobiographical stop-motion animation about Angel Yau’s experience with school and learning as a shy and awkward kid. School was hard for her mentally, socially and emotionally. She just wanted to be validated and be special to someone’s eyes.

Director’s Statement

I was a quiet and shy child. I would also be lost in my own world a lot. I would often look at an object and associate it with a memory. I would then jump from one memory to another and get lost in that process for a while.

As an adult, I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder… heavy on the obsessive. It seems that there are some memories, no matter how mundane was hard to be let go of. A curse, but perhaps turned into a blessing, till this day, any object can trigger a memory for me.

I believe that every memory a person has, even the ones that seem like they have no significance has a bigger meaning. That’s why we held onto them for so long.

– Angel Yau

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Director, Writer, Producer: Angel Yau
Music: Samuel D. Nobles

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