Have You Seen Disney Pixar’s First Female Directed Short-Film?
The first ever female directed short-film of Pixar is “Bao,” directed by Domee Shi.
Domee Shi was an intern and in just 7 years of her internship she became the first-ever female director of a Short Film at Disney Pixar.
Bao is literally the cutest short film you will ever see. It is about “a lonely empty-nester Chinese Mom. Who gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her dumplings comes to life as a little gurgle-y dumpling baby boy.”Said Shi.
According to Shi, the relationship between this character Bao which is a famous cultural Chinese cuisine in actual and comes to life in the film, is just exploring the empty nest syndrome that she feels all parents go through when their children leaves that nest.
The main character of Mom is based on her own mother. Whereas she herself related to the character of little dumpling and through the movie she wanted to understand the parent’s point of view in the scenario.
Watch the trailer here
You can watch the full film in cinemas if you go to see Incredibles 2, because it is being played at the start.
Shi, is really grateful to Pixar and it still feels like a dream to her. She cannot believe she made it to this position such a short time. It took time but her work has made her more confident.
She says about the message of the movie, “I hope audiences take away how relationships, like between a parent and a child will change over time. It will be different but it will be just as meaningful and loving and powerful. I also hope that people go out and invite their moms to lunch after watching it.”
The film definitely has a meaningful message delivered in a very cute and emotional way.