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Bendición Joaquin

A young boy must come to terms with the loss of his magical hero father, and face his destiny as his successor.

  • Shelby Christine Soto
  • Shelby Christine Soto
  • Shelby Christine Soto
  • Alice Himora
    Key Cast
  • Shelby Christine Soto
    Key Cast
  • Klaus
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Woodbury University
Director Biography - Shelby Christine Soto

Born: September 12
Birthplace: Lawton, OK
Hometown: Oklahoma City
Pronouns: she/her

Afro-Latina | ENFP | VIRGO | WU Animation & VFX Class of 2023

Specialties: Character Design | Visual Development | Storyboarding

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Director Statement

Bendicion Joaquin was written as a thank you letter of love to my family who has supported me both as an artist and an individual. With the recent pandemic and the distance put between people across the globe, as well as the loss of my Tia Yolanda in 2017 to cancer, my family has been tested, but we always find a way to reach each other during hardships. For my senior thesis, I wanted to speak true to the very real emotions of not having your loved ones around but knowing that they're rooting from you from afar.