16th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2023



United States | 4 min | Animation | 2022 | Short Film (Animation) | English

'Hell' is a 2D animated short film that illustrates the impact of an overly controlled family on children. The film takes place in China about 20 years ago and follows the story of a little girl who has a dream that her spirit wanders into the Chinese Underworld and hell. The girl has fun and plays tricks on Yan, the master of the Underworld, freely inside her dream; while in the real living world, she is constrained by her family environment. The fear brought upon the girl by her family outweighs the horrible folk mythology, making her real-life out to be more of a real “hell” for her than the underworld in her dreams.

Ms. Xinrui Zhou

Master of Fine Arts in Animation and Digital Arts at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, US. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation at Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China Xinrui Zhou Present doing Character Designer at NetEase Games, Hangzhou, China Art Designer at Nuctopus Studio, Shanghai, China.

Filmography: Hell

Screening Schedule

  • 8 Sep
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Alliance Francaise de Dhaka

    Road 3, Dhanmondi

Credits and Casts

Xinrui Zhou
Xinrui Zhou
Xinrui Zhou
Xinrui Zhou
Xinrui Zhou
Xinrui Zhou
Leading Casts
Jialin Sun Jialin Sun
Sound Director
Jialin Sun, Jianong Cui
Xinrui Zhou, Yuxiang Cui, Yu Jin, Yuyuan Chen,
Production Manager
Hao Chen ,Sandrine Faucher Cassidy
Executive Producer
Kathy Smith ,Candace Reckinger