Inspired by research on the development of empathy in children, this short 3D animation seeks to encourage this trait, not only important for improving interpersonal relations but for promoting creative and critical thinking.
The film tells the story of a boy alone in a desert, thirsting for water. Initially angered by the arrival of a teddy bear instead of rain, he eventually learns to appreciate his friendly visitor.
I completed all aspects of the film except the musical score by Chuck Strand.
San Francisco International Children’s Film Festival
San Francisco Women’s Film Festival
San Diego International Children’s Film Festival
Watch 2D animatic here (created during pre-production)