There are so many things I want to do in my life
I want to help preserve an Indian language with words that don’t exist outside of it because it may go extinct
I want to read to the blind because there’s something about not being able to read that makes me want to cry
I want to teach children French because they are our future and if they don’t realize there are countries and more importantly perspectives that lie outside of their own, they’ll grow up narrow-minded which is no way to be in a truly global world
I want to get married because there are so many challenges in marriage that with the right partner I could mature so much more than by myself
I want to be a Catholic sister because I could so easily devote my life to service and praise God, because after all, isn’t that what I’m called to do?
I want to read philosophy and find it interesting
I want to write a book that promotes a philosophy that children and adults can love because that’s my favorite kind of book
I want to make a movie so I can show people that an Asian woman can take the place of a white man, or better that in the same position, she makes different decisions than a white man would, or that she would be in a completely different position that a white man wouldn’t be able to occupy
I want to act in a movie so I can bring people to tears and show them that the human experience is valid, no matter whose it is
I want so many things, but I’l only get a few because I only have one life. But won’t it be more than enough?
James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.
From the film’s IndieGo page:
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.
To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.
*Locks Kimmy in a room *rains of castamere starts playing
Sarah J Maas sends her regards
*shoves Throne of Glass in her face