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The story about these co-joined twins is inspired by the filmmaker’s relationship with his younger twin brother, and based on the life of co-joined twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel.

The brothers are sprung an opportunity at the door. Their bond to each other is threatened when have to decide on their next course of action.

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“A five-second shot takes six to seven hours to animate” — Jerrold

“I feel that no two people are exactly alike in personality, and even though we become close to certain people due to our similarities, we would soon learn and have to adapt to the differences.

“It is this adaptation and commitment to differences that makes relationships so precious.”

Watch ‘Nascent’ by Jerrold Chong (Singapore) on Viddsee:

We’re not in the habit of dropping two idioms in a day, but “being connected at the hip” is quite literal in here.

Here’s what Los Angeles-based Jerrold says about his fascination with Abigail and Brittany’s very intimate relationship, “where the desire for separation is as pertinent as the desire for intimacy.”

‘Nascent’ was developed over nine months: concept, set design, puppet construction, animatics, and post production.

The painstaking attention to detail is pure dedication.

Here’s a peak at what happened behind-the-scenes!

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Jerrold is pursuing his BFA in Animation at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

‘Nascent’ was selected for the following festivals: StopTrik International Film Festival, Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival, Anibar International Animation Festival, Thurrock International Film Festival, Singapore Short Cuts and the 16th Digicon 6 Asia.

Here’s another short film about a family that act like total strangers when confronted with an uncomfortable situation. Watch ‘Strangers’ by on Viddsee

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