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There You Are(film) Synopsis

After the death of her mom several years ago, Su feels estranged from her father. In honoring their traditional family camping trip on his birthday, she hopes to reconnect with him. But when her father cancels it in deference to his new girlfriend, Su is forced to deal with her unresolved grief.


Director: Rui Huang

Writer: Rui Huang, Rong Deng

3D designer (design, modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, compositing): Rui Huang

Animators: Qijia Feng, Rui Huang

Composer: Min He

Sound and mixer: Jiaqing Gu

Voice Actors: Nia Baker, Joshua Glassburn

VFX artist: Yimin Zhang

Additional props modeler: Joseph Jacobs, Clara Chou

Faculty Advisors: Michael Patterson, Kathy Smith

Festivals & Distribution: Sandrine Faucher Cassidy

Award & Screenings

Los Angeles Film Awards: Best animation & Best picture

Long Beach International Film Festival: Best short

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards: Best Animation Short

​AEAF 2021: Student Gold

Anim8 Student film: Award of excellence

Flanimation film fest: Best student film

Accolade Global Film Competition: Award of Excellence: Animation (Student)

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF): finalist

Venice Shorts: Semi-Finalist

Dumbofilmfestival: Semi-Finalist

Maui Film Festival: Finalist

Miami short Fiilm Festival: nominated for best animation film

Charlotte Film Festival: Honorable Mention

Official Selection:

Holly Shorts Film Festival

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Austin Film Festival

Spark Animation 2021

​Imagine This Women's Film Festival      

Santa Monica International Film Festival

FLICKFAIR Film Festival

Woodstock Film Festival

San Jose International Short Film Festival

Sedona International Film Festival

First Glance Film Festival Philadelphia

California International Shorts Festival

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival

Sulmona international film festival

Newport Beach Film Festival

Cinekid screening club

overcome film festival 

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