Follow the adventures of the Super Nip as filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns explores his cultural backgrounds growing up a mix of Japanese and Caucasian in the small Canadian city of Kelowna, BC. This short classically animated film looks at particular periods in Jeff’s life where he battled with finding an identity being a half minority - from his childhood origins to the epic showdown against the monster truck drivin’ redneck crew. “What Are You Anyways?” is a humorous yet serious story of struggle and love and finding one’s identity through the trials and tribulations of growing up.
Directed, Animated, Narrated: by Jeff Chiba Stearns – Meditating Bunny Studio
Produced: by Ruth Vincent for Global Mechanic
Additional Animation: by Chris Hendricks, Chris Clement, Ryan O’Rielly
Voice talents by Hiroyuki Chi, Danny Kreeft, Shane Martens, Stefani Horvath, Jennifer Kato
Super Nip Action Sequence Directed, Animated, Written: by Sean Sherwin
Sound by Dallas Wilson and Jeff Chiba Stearns
Music: by Scott Ranki