Erick Oh

USA, 2017 / 50 min / without words / animation

A beautiful ecological fable about the adventures of Pig the Dam Keeper and his friends.

Pig and his father live at the top of a hill in a town surrounded by a destructive, dark cloud. Before leaving to find a solution to rid the village of the cloud, Pig’s father builds a small wooden dam to protect Pig and the town. The dam’s windmill keeps the cloud at bay, and Pig now has the responsibility to care for the dam. Young and alone, Pig finds love and family through his friendship with Fox, and continues to care for the townsfolk in a variety of ways. Together, they live plenty of adventures and discover the village’s hidden secrets.


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Dam Keeper Poems reminds the audience how much a talented animator can do with clear, simple designs and small, effective movements.” Charles Solomon, Animation Scoop, 08/01/2018

  • Cristal for a TV Production, Annecy International Animation Festival, 2018 (France)
Cast & Credits
Erick Oh, based on the short film “The Dam Keeper” by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
Hajime Takagi
Zach Johnston, Matteo Roberts
Tonko House
Le Parc Distribution
Stéphanie Mercier, Sam Marin, Toshihiro Nakamura, Erick Oh, Toniko Pantoja

Erick Oh is a Korean filmmaker and animator based in California whose short films have been selected at international festival where they have received awards on many occasions. After studying arts at the University of Seoul and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), he worked for Pixar from 2010 to 2016. At the renowned studio, he worked as an animator on Finding Dory (2016) and Inside Out (2015). In 2016, he joined Tonko House to direct Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems (2017) which went on to win a Cristal Award at the 2018 Annecy International Animation Festival.

  • 2018 – How to Paint your Rainbow (short)
  • 2017 – Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems (short)
  • 2017 – Totality (short)
  • 2015 – O (short)
  • 2014 – Günther (short)
  • 2011 – How to Eat Your Apple (short)
  • 2010 – Heart (short)
  • 2009 – Hubo (short)
  • 2009 – Communicate (short)
  • 2008 – Symphony (short)
  • 2008 – Way Home (short)
  • 2006 – The Bag (short)