There You Are


Director and 3D Artist




Director and 3D Artist

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


MIAMI Short film festival: Best Animation

Los Angeles Film Awards: Best animation & Best picture

Los Angeles Animation Festival: Winner

LA Under the stars: Best animation

Moondance international film festival: winner

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:

RiverRun Film festival

American Documentary and animation film festival and film fund

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

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