An Animated Short
A Film on Family Togetherness
Family members can get so busy doing their own thing, they forget how important it is for them to interact and spend quality time together. Let’s help families remember to not let moments of togetherness slip away.
The Cast of Rainy Day
Favorite food: Cheese Pizza with Ranch
Favorite quote: “With great power, comes great responsibility” Spiderman
Favorite movie: All Spiderman movies
Favorite verse: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13
Favorite hobby: Filming and editing
Chris is a fun loving 12 year old in the 5th grade. He is very imaginative and allows his creativity to come out through writing and video production. He is also very logical and practical, he sees where he is at and where he wants to be and innately knows the steps he needs to take to get there. He loves to laugh, but does not think of himself as funny. His favorite thing to look for are funny moments that he can capture on film and, as he says, “Save for all history to see!”
Favorite food: Peanut Butter and (grape) Jelly sandwiches (with the crust cut off)
Favorite quote: “To Infinity and Beyond” – Buzz Lightyear
Favorite movie: UP and Inside Out
Favorite verse: John 3:16 – The only verse she has memorized
Favorite hobby: Going on amazing made up adventures in the back yard with her dog Shelby
Kait is an unusually quirky and creative 5 year old who loves all things fun and adventurous. She has the ability to see things in a creative way that others don’t take the time to appreciate, which gives her the opportunity to see things that others often miss or don’t see at all. She is happiest when she is with her dog Shelby, making up adventures in her backyard. If you like to laugh, Kait with the spoon and fork in her hair, is someone you want to spend time with.
Favorite food: Scrambled eggs with ham
Favorite quote: “Time to Eat” – Mom
Favorite movie: Bolt and Ice Age
Favorite verse: “The righteous care for the needs of their animals…” Prov. 12:10a
Favorite hobby: Going on walks around the neighborhood and chasing squirrels
Shelby is the family dog that the Rileys got as a puppy from the shelter. He is just over one year old and is very playful and loving. Mom mostly takes care of him, but he loves to sleep on Kait’s bed and go for long walks with Dad and Chris.
Favorite food: Salmon or Tuna or any kind of fish
Favorite quote: “Everybody wants to be a cat”- The Aristocats
Favorite movie: Puss in Boots
Favorite verse: “So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:21
Favorite hobby: Napping
Luna enjoys napping, eating and napping. Sometimes she enjoys being petted and played with. But then wants to nap again.
Favorite food: She always says, “If it’s quiet, then whatever I’m eating.”
Favorite quote: Anything Winnie the Pooh, but mostly, “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” Winnie the Pooh
Favorite movie: Christopher Robin
Favorite verse: “Glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” Ephesians 3:20
Favorite hobby: Taking care of her family and creating fun spaces
Annie flips houses with her husband and is the creative designer in the building and decorating process. She has a knack for seeing things before they are created and uses her imagination to bring creative ideas to life. She is kind,considerate and tries her best to look out for the needs of others, especially her family. She enjoys doing things that lead to a clear end result (cleaning, cooking, decorating, yard work and silly puzzles).
Favorite food: He always says, “Depends on what I’m hungry for.”
Favorite quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney
Favorite movie: Saving Mr. Banks
Favorite verse: “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy —think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
Favorite hobby: Building things and using tools!
Ben is in his mid-thirties and flips houses with his wife for a living. He, like his son Chris, is very logical and uses this ability when looking at problems to come up with solutions. He loves to work around the house fixing everything from plumbing to roof leaks. He has a nice shop (that at times he can be hard to get out of) where a variety of great tools to tinker and build things are found. One of his favorite things to do is be with his family, especially taking vacations.
For each member of the Riley family we needed a complete turnaround in order to have them appear 2.5D in their 3D environment. Below are some examples (and yes, we realize they have no hands).