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Short Film: Watermelon Girl


After 5 years of work, SouthernShotty presents his solo project. "Watermelon Girl" tells the story of a girl born from a watermelon seed in a departed king's stomach. A stunning journey begins, with an art style inspired by hand-made arts and crafts.

A quest to find a new home unfolds into a heartwarming tale, where Watermelon Girl discovers the true joy of giving and building community.

Launching March 28th

Exciting news – After 5 years of dedication, "Watermelon Girl," my Blender 3D short film, is finally ready to share with the world!

Quick Facts

  • Crafted single-handedly by me.
  • 230+ shots meticulously rendered.
  • A total of 18,000 frames brought to life.
  • Features 8 unique characters and 10 environments.
  • 5 years spent from initial writing to final production.
  • 3D entirely created using Blender.

I couldn't have embarked on this journey without the blender community. These 5 years have been filled with sharing techniques on my YouTube channel, teaching through Skillshare courses, and creating with assets from Blender Market. Your support has been pivotal in bringing "Watermelon Girl" to life. A heartfelt thank you for being part of this adventure.

I'm currently working on a making of and hosting a live Q & A. Make sure to comment questions you have below.

About the Author

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Remington Markham

Motion: Design, Direction, and Animation


  1. Thirteen minutes of brilliant visual storytelling. The style is unique; although it reminds me of several stop-motion styles it isn't any of them, it definitely has its own qualities. The sound effects fit nicely and some of the visuals had me laughing, like the shooting star. Lovely work.

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