Wish Upon a Snowman

One Christmas Eve, a girl builds a snowman. She goes to bed exciting for Christmas Day, wishes of getting a present.

  • Miu Nakata
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • BAM! Film Festival
    Brazosport, Texas
    United States
    September 28, 2019
    Audience Choice Winner and Texas High School: 2nd place
  • Festival Internacional de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada

    Official Selection
  • The Cecil County Independent Film Festival
    Cecil County
    United States
    Official Selection
  • SXSW Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    March 15, 2020
    Texas High School Shorts: Jury Award
  • Reel Girls Film Festival

    Audience Choice Award
Director Biography - Miu Nakata

Miu Nakata has a passion for stop-motion animation, horror art and special effects makeup. She loves to put an unexpected plot twist inside of a story to lead the audience away from their preconceived notions.

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Director Statement

I hope my film brings light in the darkness that we are experiencing right now with COVID-19. We are not able to celebrate holidays and events like we used to. And we are starting to lose the motivation to look forward for something, forget about being excited without worries. People are taken over by a fear of the virus and we are in need of entertainment to cope with this fear. I want to remind everyone the feelings of excitement through my film, "Wish Upon a Snowman." I hope that my film helps people remember joy and laughter.