This is a personal story, with characters based on my family members, and memories from Hurricane Katrina, Wilma, Charley, Ivan, and Frances from 2004 – 2005. The film centers the director’s younger sister and their childhood, growing up Chinese American:

Eight-year-old Yuan Yuan (Jackie) is determined to protect her newest pet, a tiny turtle named Lucy, at all costs. Even if it means chasing down a massive hurricane called the Hollow Monster.


  • Catherine Chen: Director
  • Catherine Chen: Writer
  • Catherine Chen: Producer
  • Rosaline Chen: Key Cast, “Jackie Chen”
  • Ming Chen: Key Cast, “Baba”
  • Raina Chen: Key Cast, “Dani Chen”
  • Ricardo Munoz: Key Cast, “Monkey King”
  • Jackie Chen: Key Cast, “Lucy the turtle”
  • Diego Yanez: Editor
  • Emiliano Mazzenga: Composers
  • Aki Cao: Composers
  • Alesia Williams: Sound Design
  • Alesia Williams: Sound Mix
  • David Peters: Sound Mix
  • Donghui Shi: Background Artists
  • Catherine Chen: Background Artists
  • Huiying (Lilly) Xu: Background Artists
  • Xiangrun Huang: Background Artists
  • Aerin Wu: Background Artists
  • Catherine Chen: Animators
  • Yuyuan Chen: Animators
  • Catherine Chen: Coloring
  • Diego Yanez: Coloring
  • Lylia Li: Script Editor


  • Project Type: Animation, Student, Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres: dramedy, comedy, drama, fantasy, disaster film, superhero, asian american film
  • Runtime: 6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date: May 21, 2020
  • Production Budget: 1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: Chinese, English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes
  • Student Project: Yes

Distribution Information

  • Sandrine Cassidy
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide