Art Direction, Design & Animation

Safe Agua Chile

Safe Agua Chile

Role: Director / Design / 2D Artist / Compositor
Client: Designmatters & Un Techo Para Mi Pais

This is a Animated Short Film that educates how to use specific water products that help bring clean water to the people living in the slums of Santiago, Chile.

Designmatters at Art Center College of Design has partnered with Un Techo Para Mi Pais (A Roof for My Country), a fellow NGO and humanitarian organization, to improve the lives of some of Chile’s poorest families. Safe Agua Chile, a project led by the College’s Environmental Design Department, challenged 12 students and 3 faculty to work directly with impoverished communities in Santiago, Chile to develop new tools and methods of storing, utilizing, transporting and conserving water in order to help break the cycle of poverty.

Behind the Scenes:


: Designmatters & Un Techo Para Mi Pas
Creative Director/Lead Faculty: Ming Tai
Directors/Senior Designers & Animators: Gurkan Erdemli & James Kim
Character & Background Designer/Storyboard Artist: Ian Abando
2D Animators: James Kim, Gurkan Erdemli, Nadia Tzuo, Jason Yeh & Micael Klok
3D Animators: Gurkan Erdemli & Micael Klok
Compositers: Jason Yeh, James Kim & Gurkan Erdemli
Editor: James Kim
Screenwriters: Gurkan Erdemli & James Kim
Additional Illustrations: Elsa Chang
Narrator: Martin Cox
Music Composer: John Haase & Greg Ripes
Sound Design & Mix: Greg Ripes
Special Thanks: Elizabeth Bayne, Dan Gottlieb, Penny Herscovitch, Designmatters & Un Techo Para Mi Pais