chatroom #88

A young child idly chats with their new online friend, but surprisingly gets their wish of visiting them in person granted.

  • Jenny Wu
  • Mariana Frias
    Music & Sound
  • Samantha Gonzalez Luna
    Music & Sound
  • Angela Wu
    Faculty Advisor
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - San Jose State University
Director Biography - Jenny Wu

Jenny Wu is an Animation/Illustration student concentrating on story at San Jose State University. They’re fond of stories that explore complicated interpersonal relationships and hope to share their own unique experiences as a queer Asian-American with the world.

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Director Statement

This film was created in San Jose State University’s ANI 132 class where students were tasked with creating a 30 second to 1 minute short film. When pitching ideas, I was inspired by a screenshot from the Sims 1 game on Tumblr with the caption of “I CAN'T TONIGHT, I’m going ONLINE.” I felt nostalgic over the many early 2000s games I played in my childhood and the Y2K aesthetic, and incorporated that into this film. I grew up on the internet as a child, and luckily made long-lasting online friendships with others around my age. However, through this film, I wanted to try an alternative narrative about the dangers of blindly befriending strangers on the internet.