Batik Girl is R&D Studio’s first animated short film.

It went on a successful festival circuit in 2018-2019, having premiered in 17 different countries, official selections in 28 international film festivals and winning awards in Chile, Japan and the USA.

The story is about a newly orphaned young girl struggles adjusting to live with her grandmother. Her drawings of a girl and a shapeshifter magically come to life within a surreal world of a batik painting and from it, she learns to conquer her fears and embrace her new life.