The Glassworker is an animation written and directed by Usman Riaz about a young glassblower who comes to the rather poetic discovery that "life is beautiful but fragile, much like glass".
It will be the first fully hand-drawn animated movie from Pakistan and is currently launching the first part through Kickstarter – a last ditch effort to raise vital funding. As the description reads:
"The Glassworker is a coming of age story about a young boy named Vincent, who is learning the art of Glassblowing from his father in their Glass Shop. As he grows older he begins to fall in love with a frequent visitor of the shop - a young girl named Alliz."
Riaz is a fine artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer currently based in Boston who has gained a reputation for the captivating way in which he tells stories through film and music.
By Matthew Kirby, published on 16/02/2016