Private Project

Little Wonders

It's a big world out's even bigger when you're only 2 inches tall!
Ash's football juggling mishap sends the family to check on a nearby robin's nest. Ash continues to practice on the journey, but will her skills be good enough in time to save the robins from a furry threat?

  • Shelbi Jay
  • Shelbi Jay
  • Rumaysa Chader
    Key Cast
  • Shango Baku
    Key Cast
  • Justin Gerritsen
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Children's, educational
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Shelbi Jay

Shelbi Jay has worked in fiction, non-fiction, virtual reality, and now animation since graduating from USC in 2012. Her work has never been limited by any medium or genre, instead, she chooses to work on projects that tell stories that will make a difference.
This past year, she decided to go back to school to focus on her true passion: telling natural history stories. She earned her M.A. in Wildlife Filmmaking from UWE Bristol and now plans to pursue a career creating media of all types that educates and connects children with the natural world.
Before completing her M.A., Shelbi managed a local television newsroom, their evening coverage winning a regional Emmy in 2018, and their half-hour special on breast cancer survivors earning a nomination in 2017. Before venturing into news, she was an associate producer on the Sundance featured virtual reality project, Project Syria as well as the documentary based Interacting with Autism website.

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Director Statement

Every day more scientifically backed evidence is coming forward about animal intelligence, emotions, and social lives. We have proof that they're more like us than we ever knew. If children can learn this early, they'll grow up more empathetic to the diverse world around them.