The Moon (2022) is a collaboration with filmmaker Law Thao. A fiscal year 2021 recipient of the Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Law produced a humorous short film about the Hmong superstition of pointing at the moon.

For this project, Law put together a mood board outlining the specific elements he wanted illustrated for the film. He also shared some images of TV shows he was inspired by stylistically. After a video call walking through his mood board and discussing the project logistics, I was able to create the necessary elements for The Moon, as well as a movie poster (pictured below)!

A digital illustration of a young man and four farm animals standing in a rice field in the mountains of Laos. The handwritten text reads, "The Moon. Short film by Law Thao. Illustrations by Ntxoo Art.". The man has short black hair, a moustache and goatee. He stands in the foreground, wearing Hmong men's clothing (long-sleeved black shirt with blue cuffs, black pants, a white collared shirt & tie that peeks out from under, and a red embroided sash tied around his waist. He also wears a large silver necklace). Behind him is a water buffalo, a pink pig, a brown and white spotted cow, and a brown chicken. It is night time. In the sky, a full moon with an angry cartoonish face holds a large Hmong knife, behind clouds.