2016, Alan Barillaro, USA, 6 min.

Alan Barillaro's Oscar-winning Pixar production PIPER began as a test in an effort to develop animation tools that would provide greater flexibility for artists. As the test evolved, he realized there was a story to be told. Inspired by birds he saw while jogging near Pixar, he infused the story of a sandpiper with the emotions he felt as a parent nervously watching my children growing up.