Confronted with his past, a father learns to become the supportive parent he never had.

  • Hayden Caico
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 6, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of the Arts
Director Biography - Hayden Caico

Hayden Caico is an animator and visual development artist currently studying animation at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She has always had a passion for storytelling, finding inspiration in exploring aspects of the human condition. Hayden has made a few student films during her time at UArts, and loves collaborating with her peers on passion projects. When she isn't animating, she spends her time writing poetry, making puppets, and talking to her dog.

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Director Statement

Shine is a story derived from familial support, and serves as a thank you to the parents who do what they can to support their children's passions.