Private Project


Chris and his mother gather groceries for their week's dinner at a Filipino wet market. While his mother is busy fussing over her list, Chris wanders off and encounters an array of fantastic worlds within the market. He gets so caught up that he misplaced his best friend, a toy robot named Ube. All this wonder is ripped away when a looming figure emerges from the shadows holding Ube hostage. Chris now must find a way to get his friend back and find his mother, all while evading this mysterious figure.

  • LeAnn Schmitt
  • Leann Schmitt
  • Jacob Arnao
  • Raegan Levan
  • Talissa Wright
  • Chris Rossing
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Tessier
    Key Cast
  • Michelle Harris
    Key Cast
    "Chris' Mom"
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - LeAnn Schmitt

LeAnn Schmitt is a second-generation Filipino American and the director of Wander. As the daughter of an air force senior master sergeant, she got to travel and see the world at a young age, something that has impacted her as an artist and a storyteller to this day. This film is a culmination of a lot of her own experiences as well as many things she hold very close to my heart.

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Director Statement

To me, Wander is not just an animated project, but a very personal reflection of my own experiences packaged in a way that can resonate with people around the world.