ONE SMALL STEP
What does it take to achieve your dreams?
Luna is a young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, she is inspired to reach for the stars. Luna lives with her loving father Chu in the big city. He supports her with a humble shoe repair business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she faces all kinds of challenges in pursuit of her dreams.
“One Small Step is our love letter to everyone who chased that impossible dream, and the family that supported them through it. We wanted to reflect on the real and personal costs of Luna's ambitions. Her relationships to her goals and her father change as life presents new realities. Dreams that seed in our hearts when we are young take on new meaning with experience and age. That core sentiment has defined my deep connection to this film. I'm so thankful to have been on this journey with such a sincere group of artists and dreamers. Luna's story is filled with the rich life experiences of the talented, diverse team here at Taiko Studios. We are thrilled to share it with the world!” - Andrew Chesworth (director)
“One Small Step is a thank you to my mother, Corazon Pontillas, who supported me in my pursuit of being an artist. All of us here at Taiko have worked hard to chase a dream, but none of that would've been possible without the support of our family and friends. My mother came to the United States from the Philippines to make her dreams happen, and that's inspired me more than she knows to persist after mine, even if I wasn't always the most grateful son. It was the honor of my life to get to work with the Taiko crew and tell our stories. I consider them both friends and family that supported me to live this dream.” - Bobby Pontillas (director)
The Music of One Small Step
Visual development by Bobby Pontillas and Andrew Chesworth
Color script by Andrew Chesworth
Fan art by friends and colleagues