Super Cai

Four-year-old superhero Cai introduces herself, then takes a quick ride into Earth orbit in this animated short for children.

  • Artie Romero
    Director
    Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Lost (1983)
  • Aundrea Sayrie
    Writer
  • Gretchen M. Piper
    Producer
    Adventures of Turtle Taido (2015-present)
  • Aundrea Sayrie
    Producer
  • Artie Romoero
    Producer
    Lear's Nonsense, How Cartoons Are Made
  • Cai Sayrie
    Key Cast
    “Super Cai”
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    4,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards

    November 2, 2020
    Winner, Best Family/Children Film
  • Independent Shorts Awards

    October 15, 2020
    Bronze Award: Best Children Short
  • Virgin Spring Cinefest

    October 7, 2020
    Winner: Best Family/Children Film
  • Florence Film Awards

    October 8, 2020
    Finalist
  • Indie Short Fest

    October 7, 2020
    Best Children Short nominee
  • Venice Film Awards

    November 11, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Tagore International Film Festival

    November 12, 2020
    Winner: Best Trailer/Teaser
  • Druk International Film Festival

    October 1, 2020
    Best Family/Children's Film
Director Biography - Artie Romero

Artie Romero produces and directs animation for films, television, games, apps and the Web at ARG! Cartoon Animation, located in Stilwell, Oklahoma. He founded Everyman Studios in 1973, and renamed the studio ARG! in 1994. Over the past 40 years, Romero's team created over 40,000 digital animations for its 700+ clients. Over 15,000 animated GIFs by ARG! are displayed on the official studio site at ArtieStick.com. During 2005-2006, more than a billion hits were logged by the studio's previous website, Artie.com.

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Director Statement

This project was a lot of fun for everyone involved. Cai Sayrie is only 4 years old, but she gave a fantastic performance for the film's narration. Thanks to a great script, terrific storyboards, wonderful animation and 3D backgrounds, the project turned out better than anyone expected. I hope you enjoy this quick introduction to Super Cai!

Artie Romero