Sometimes, friendship can give birth to an entire universe. Literally. The animation ‘The Little Bang‘ created by Jihyeon Bae transposes at a cosmic level the human-specific emotional kinetics, interpreting the universal balance, the invisible forces ensuring the trajectory of the astral bodies within infinite space, through a tender metaphor about friendship. Without being an astronomy lesson, this project is based on a series of “scientific” principles providing the profile of an animation that can be used at any time as an attractive and intelligent teaching material. Obviously, this trait doesn’t diminish its aesthetic quality; on the contrary, it has the potential to attract a wide category of spectators, regardless of their expectations. Thus, the director maintains a well-mastered balance between the slightly naive colourful interface intended for a young audience and the information consistency needed to captivate a mature audience.
Isolated from the rest of the planets that have been blessed with asteroid-friends, a star tries to find a soul mate to share their long existence with. Maybe the young star who was just born nearby will be able to compensate for this emotional vacuum? But what are the costs of a friendship between two stars that get too close to one another?