Mu -emptiness-

A monk lovingly paints a Phoenix in a mural. The Phoenix, trapped in the mural, wills herself into the world. She is transformed from mythical bird into a woman. Upon her journey she learns lessons of the fragility of life, the certainty of death and the suffering of unquenchable desire.

Directed & Animated by Ria Ama
Edited by Ria Ama
Written by Ria Ama, Randall Cabe
Music Composed by Igor Nemirovsky
Sound Mix: Zack Howard
Voice Recording: Cesar Arvizo
Voice/Monk: Kojo Kakihara
Voice/Disciple: Eiko Yoshida