Experiencing Interruptions?

Little Girl Grace

When her constant attempts to befriend a stoic old man go unanswered, a young girl must discover why.

  • Taz Lake
    The Best You Got
  • Taz Lake
    The Best You Got
  • Taz Lake
    The Best You Got
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Animation, Animated
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 7 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Atlanta ShortsFest
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    August 21, 2021
    Nominee for Best Animated Short
Director Biography - Taz Lake

Taz Lake is an American writer, producer, filmmaker, and technologist based in Atlanta, GA. The son of a career Marine, his diverse cultural exposure informs his distinctive characters and stories. He curates intriguing, socially conscious worlds accessible to universal audiences covering genres as varied as science fiction, action, dark comedy, and drama.

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Director Statement

Little Girl Grace is a poignant short film based on one aspect of my wife's childhood in Singapore. Animated by a talented Indo-Canadian, Priyam Mehrotra, my family and I completed the entire production in-house (literally) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the story of Grace, a precocious little girl with a pet chicken and a persistent, inquisitive demeanor, played by our daughter. Adeline Chew Lake plays assertive mom, Ning, who speaks and yells in Cantonese as she controls those around her. You will hear me grunt often as old man Jin who, despite Grace's best efforts, repeatedly turns away her overtures of friendship. We chose the name "Grace" based on Adeline's Chinese middle name "Kiat-Woon" which means "pure grace."