Directed by Renee Zhan



10 min


Japan United States






Three Renees go on a quest to find God, who is also Renee. As they traverse the mountains and valleys of Renee, they discover all the great joys, mysteries, and tragedies of being Renee.


Jury Award for Best Animated Short at Sundance.

Relevant Details

The film was drawn with ink and watercolor backgrounds and frame-by-frame handdrawn animation


As an Asian American growing up in Texas, I was always a bit hesitant about embracing my roots. This film is the first time I’ve really allowed my Asian heritage into my work, and I am glad to have done so.- Renee Zhan



  • Locarno Film Festival | Junior Jury Special Mention
  • Toronto International Film Festival |


  • Sundance Film Festival | Jury Award for Best Animated Short
  • South By Southwest (SXSW) |
  • Animafest Zagreb |
  • Tenerife International Short Film Festival | Special Mention
  • Dallas International Film Festival | Best Animated Short
  • Pacific Meridian |
  • Seattle International Film Festival |
  • Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival |
  • Seattle International Film Festival |

Cast & Crew

Sound design & mix:
Jacob Kinch, Renee Zhan
Reylon Yount, Wadaiko Matsuriza
Renee Zhan

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