Serial Parallels

Documentary Animation
9 min.


Director | Max Hattler
Script | Max Hattler
Animators | Riwen Zhang, Iresa Cho, Max Hattler
Editing | Max Hattler
Sound | David Kamp
Composer | David Kamp
Producer | Max Hattler
Production company | Relentless Melt


This experimental animation approaches Hong Kong’s built environment from the conceptual perspective of celluloid film, by applying the technique of film animation to the photographic image. The city’s signature architecture of horizon-eclipsing housing estates is reimagined as parallel rows of film strips: Serial Parallels.