One Small Step

One Small Step is an award-winning, animated short film from TAIKO Studios. It tells the story of Luna Chu, a Chinese-American girl who dreams of one day becoming an astronaut.

One Small Step

In just 7 short minutes, the One Small Step takes us on a beautiful journey following Luna as she grows up, faces hardships and overcomes difficulties while pursuing her dream.

One Small Step is directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas — both former animators at Disney Studios — and is nominated for an Oscar at the 91st annual Academy Awards. Chesworth describes it as a “love letter to everyone who chased that impossible dream, and the family that supported them through it.”

One Small Step TAIKO Studios Mars Diary

We highly recommend watching the film with your students and having a discussion about the story afterwards – it’s very inspiring!

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