FloatDirected by Bobby Alcid Rubio
- 7 mins
In Pixar’s SparkShort “Float,” the first Pixar film directed by a Filipinx American, a father discovers that his son is different from other kids in the most unusual way. To keep them both safe from judgement, Dad covers him and keeps him out of sight—but when his son’s ability becomes public, Dad must decide whether to run and hide or to accept his son as he is.
This family-friendly shorts showcase reflects on how identity is influenced by the evolving relationships with our parents and grandparents and what happens when our notion of home is displaced, remembered, and imagined.