DRAGONFLY is an animated short film written, produced, and directed by Julia Morizawa. Voice-over production was completed in August 2019 and pre-production was completed in September 2020. The project was crowdfunded in October and November 2020 and is currently in post-production.
A young girl learns of her mother’s survival of the Tokyo Firebombing on March 9-10, 1945 through the eyes of her brother’s spirit.
Awards & Recognitions Scriptation Showcase 2019 - Winner - Best Short Screenplay Screenwriting Master Contest 2019 - Winner - Best Short Screenplay Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition 2019 - Semifinalist Screencraft Film Fund Spring 2019 - Semifinalist WeScreenplay Diverse Voices 2019 - Semifinalist WeScreenplay Animation Competition 2020 - Semifinalist OTV Fellowship 2022 - Semifinalist Slamdance Screenwriting Competition 2019 - Quarter Finalist Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition 2019 - Quarter Finalist Screencraft Film Fund Fall 2022 - Semifinalist Coverfly Red List - #1 in Historical Shorts (2020-2022), Top 2% of all projects
Cast Miya Kodama Erika Ishii Thomas Isao Morinaka Kazumi Aihara James Taku Leung Julia Morizawa
Crew Maria Marta Linero (animation director) Aiko Fukushima (composer) Hyeonji Kim (sound designer) Eva Benitez (animator) Fern Lim (v.o. assistant director)
Executive Producers James Babbin, Barnegat Light Productions Lucas A. Ferrara Derek Kolterman Christopher Luk
Associate Producers Fern Lim Grace Morizawa Dan Pastewka
Special Thanks Beau, Lisa, Hazel & Charlotte Foubert Amy Funabiki J.P. Giuliotti Michael Govier Ricardo Andres Lugo William McCormack Justin McLachlan Gregg Mizuta Raymond & Sumiko Morizawa Sandra Morizawa Akiko Shima Terri Timely Shaina Vorspan Todd Vriezelaar Jeffrey Weber Brad C. Wilcox