Santiago is perusing the streets of Cartagena when another boy catches his attention. He watches, infatuated, as the boy, Camilo, looks around the bodega. Camilo seems worried, and desperately shows the shopkeeper a photo of his Grandmother holding a Lily which he is trying to find. Dejected, Camilo turns and attempts to put the photo in his back pocket, but it misses and falls to the ground. He gets a phone call from his mother stating that he needs to find the Lily before his Grandmother's birthday party. Santiago, now worried about Camilo’s state, rushes to pick up the photo and makes it his mission to find the flower Camilo was searching for.
Santiago attempts multiple times to find the flower but fails until finally he spots the flower growing on a high balcony. He tries to reach for the flowers and just as he manages to grab them, he falls to the ground. This crash attracts the attention of Camilo as he approaches and helps Santiago up. Santiago is able to finally give him the flower he worked so hard to retrieve and return Camilo’s photograph. Camilo is stunned at first but then touched at Santiago’s dedication, and invites Santiago to walk with him.
Carlos taborda, Roshel Amuruz, and Ashley Williams
By Emily Mai
By Ollie Yao
By Roshel Amuruz
Old Environment Layout
The set was created by Roshel Amuruz and is heavily influenced by the vibrant beautiful city of Cartagena, Colombia. She spent so much time gathering information and inspiration for all the building and props in the set. Weeks of intensive research of architecture, design, and culture helped her create the perfect layout for our story.
New Environment Layout
By Carlos Taborda
Our characters was created by Carlos Taborda and throughout his character design process he focused on capturing Latin American authenticity within our protagonists. Not only did he model our characters but he is in charge of rigging them too. Just like our set, weeks of intensive research and some trial and error helped Carlos create the perfect character models for our story.
By Ashley Williams
Although the pandemic made it hard to film animation references, that did not stop our amazing animator Ashley Williams from finding her own through online resources. She has also created a team of underclassmen animators to help animate shots faster and she keeps up with all of them to make sure everything looks consistent. Her technical skills and resourcefulness has enabled her to bring our characters and this story to life.