Set in an American coastal town, Alice Featherston is having a hard time asking her crush, Dave, to be her high school prom date. That changes, however, when she meets a traveling circus clown, Sam. The two strike up a unique rapport. 

Alice discovers that Sam is mute and can only communicate through writing poetry. He also possesses the unique ability to create illustrations that come to life. With his help and guidance, Alice gains the courage to speak to Dave at school. Even when things don’t go quite according to plan, Sam helps navigate Alice through her disappointments. 

A coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her confidence, made only possible by the friendship with a magical, mystical but kind-hearted stranger.


  • Rayner Wang: Director
  • Rayner Wang: Writer
  • Georgina Pope: Producer, Earthquake Bird, Mr. Holmes, Jumper, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter
  • Roy Finch: Producer, Wake, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Secret Garden
  • Ellery Sprayberry: Key Cast, “Alice Featherston”Teen Wolf, Wakefield, The Bronze, CSI: Miami
  • Steve Marshall: Key Cast, “Sam”Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Thermae Romae II, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 116th Edition
  • Cary Elwes: Key Cast, “Mr. McAdam”The Princess Bride, Stranger Things, Saw, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Jungle Book
  • Kyle Card: Key Cast, “Abductor”The Benza, The Wheel, The Evil Within 2
  • Edward Zo: Key Cast, “New Student”The Fix, Underdogs Rising, Artificial, Games Gone Wrong
  • Don Bluth: Animation, Anastasia, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, The Secret of NIMH, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Dragon’s Lair
  • Kaitlin Hollingsworth: Editing, Dumbo (2019), The Gymkhana Files, All Night
  • Chris Anderson: Music, Jack Frost, Morella, Keep Your Distance
  • Jitsu Toyoda: Cinematography, Mr. Holmes, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Jumper


  • Film Type: Animation, Short
  • Genres: Drama, Family
  • Runtime: 31 minutes
  • Completion Date:July 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Country of Filming: Japan, United States
  • Film Language: English
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes
  • Student Project: No