The Wish

When a young asteroid is separated from his parents, he searches for his place among the stars, but ends up discovering a greater purpose in the eyes of a little girl.

  • Regan Patterson
  • Regan Patterson
  • Regan Patterson
  • Marcelo Gorenman
  • Collin Findlay
  • Luna Miranda
    Character Designer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Family, Children
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Regan Patterson

THE WISH is Regan Patterson's first animated short film.

Regan was born and raised in Oklahoma City, where she developed her passion for entertainment at an early age, from watching and discussing movies with her family, to studying Voice Performance at the University of Oklahoma. She even spent a semester as a "fairy-godmother-in-training" at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Sports Entertainment has also played a role in Regan's life. What started as watching Sooners football with her dad and riding her bicycle across the country, grew into an In-game Operations role for the Houston Rockets, and later, Creative Development for the NFL Network.

Regan currently lives in Los Angeles and works in feature film development, where she believes animated storytelling provides a unique lens to see life from a different perspective and to connect us to one another.

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Director Statement

THE WISH is significant for me in a few ways. The first is my interpretation of the journey we must all take in childhood, as we venture out beyond our comfort to discover our true purpose. Just because we might look different or have unusual strengths to contribute, it doesn’t mean we’re less than; in fact, we can end up being more special and meaningful in others’ lives if we have gone through the same trials as well. I intended for this narrative to show us, especially children, that it’s good to be different and that you have a purpose here even if it isn’t yet apparent. Someone out there is counting on us to be there for them someday, and the experiences we have now will make us more resilient in the long run. I wanted the story to bring hope to anyone who feels lonely or forgotten, to remind them they’re not alone in the world even if they can’t yet see the light.