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''[[https://vimeo.com/255698341 One Small Step]]'' is a 2018 animated short film (8 minutes) directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pointillas. It is the first production of new Chinese-American studio TAIKO Studios.

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''[[https://vimeo.com/255698341 One Small Step]]'' is a 2018 animated short film (8 minutes) directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pointillas. It is the first production of new the Chinese-American studio [[http://www.taikostudios.com/ TAIKO Studios.
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''One Small Step'' is a 2018 animated short film (8 minutes) directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pointillas. It is the first production of new Chinese-American studio TAIKO Studios.

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* AMinorKidroduction: Luna is first introduced as a child before a young adult.





* BeautyMark: Luna has one underneath her left eye.
* BittersweetEnding: Luna's father dies by the end of the short, but she is inspired by him to continue to strive to be an astronaut. And by the end, she becomes one.



* DaddysGirl: Luna and her father are shown to be very close.



* GenkiGirl: As a child, Luna was quite energetic.
* GoodParents: Luna's father is a caring, attentive father to his daughter.



* HeroicBSOD: Luna drives further into one as she fails her classes and receives a rejection letter. She fully hits it after discovering her father's death.
* ImportantHaircut: After being inspired by her father's memory, Luna cuts her long hair to a bob style.
* ImagineSpot: Little Luna likes to play pretend games where she and her dad get in her cardboard spaceship and zoom through the solar system.



* ImagineSpot: Little Luna likes to play pretend games where she and her dad get in her cardboard spaceship and zoom through the solar system.


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* {{Motifs}}: Shoes. Luna's father is a shoemaker and he presents a young Luna with her NASA boots on her birthday. The transitions of Luna as a child and young adult are seen from her change in footwear. Throughout the short, Luna's father is seen repairing shoes, mostly Luna's. She is re-inspired to achieve NASA dream after finding her old pair of NASA boots. And the MatchCut is between her NASA boots and the proper footwear for stepping on the moon.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Luna's clothing consist a variety of red, blue, and white.

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* HalfEmptyTwoShot: Every time Luna comes home from college, her father is sitting at the dinner table to greet her. One day, she arrives to an empty table...

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''One Small Step'' is a 2018 animated short film (8 minutes) directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pointillas. It is the first production of new Chinese-American studio TAIKO Studios.

A Chinese-American girl named Luna Chu lives in San Francisco. Luna sees a NASA launch when she's a little girl and instantly becomes a space nut, making helmets out of cardboard, festooning the walls with drawings of rockets, hanging models of planets from the ceiling. Her father, a shoe repairman, indulges her, even buying her some child-sized NASA boots. Luna studies hard, trying to reach her goal of becoming an astronaut, but life intervenes.

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''One Small Step'' is a 2018 animated short film (8 minutes) directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pointillas. It is the first production of new Chinese-American studio TAIKO Studios.

A Chinese-American girl named Luna Chu lives in San Francisco. Luna sees a NASA launch when she's a little girl and instantly becomes a space nut, making helmets out of cardboard, festooning the walls with drawings of rockets, hanging models of planets from the ceiling. ceiling. Her father, a shoe repairman, indulges her, even buying her some child-sized NASA boots. boots. Luna studies hard, trying to reach her goal of becoming an astronaut, but life intervenes.



* GrayRainOfDepression: Luna slogs home through the rain after bombing a test at the technical school. Things get worse after she gets home.

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* GrayRainOfDepression: Luna slogs home through the rain after bombing a test at the technical school. Things get worse after she gets home.



* MissingMom: Where's the mom? Dead? Abandoned the family?

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* MissingMom: Where's the mom? Dead? mom? Dead? Abandoned the family?

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''One Small Step'' is a 2018 animated short film (8 minutes) directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pointillas. It is the first production of new Chinese-American studio TAIKO Studios.

A Chinese-American girl named Luna Chu lives in San Francisco. Luna sees a NASA launch when she's a little girl and instantly becomes a space nut, making helmets out of cardboard, festooning the walls with drawings of rockets, hanging models of planets from the ceiling. Her father, a shoe repairman, indulges her, even buying her some child-sized NASA boots. Luna studies hard, trying to reach her goal of becoming an astronaut, but life intervenes.

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* AgeCut: A cut between Luna putting on her NASA boots and Luna putting on a more mature pair of shoes serves as transition from Luna as a little girl to Luna as a teen.
* CompleteTheQuoteTitle: It is of course from Neil Armstrong's quote, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
* EfficientDisplacement: Luna and her dad make a perfect outline when they fly right through her cardboard cutout of Saturn in an ImagineSpot.
* GrayRainOfDepression: Luna slogs home through the rain after bombing a test at the technical school. Things get worse after she gets home.
* MatchCut: From Luna in her child's NASA boots, striding around her bed as a little girl, to Luna as a grown-up astronaut setting foot on the Moon for real.
* ImagineSpot: Little Luna likes to play pretend games where she and her dad get in her cardboard spaceship and zoom through the solar system.
* MissingMom: Where's the mom? Dead? Abandoned the family?
* SignificantName: The little girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut is named "Luna".
* SilenceIsGolden: No dialogue.

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