This is a great little story. And it is a wonderful reminder of the power of simplistic visual storytelling.As a filmmaker, the greater challenge is to tell a story without using heavy exposition. It’s easy to default to words, to dialogue, to lengthy story points spewed out in an unnatural way. But I say the fewer words the better, I mean after all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Your audience is usually much more in tune than you give them credit for. I’ve learned that allowing the audience to participate with vested minds and hearts creates an engaging, participatory experience, much like in A Thousand Words.
Kudos to the director Ted Chung.