Little Sky

Little Sky

Little Sky

Directed by Jess X. Snow

Type of Project: Drama
Length: 12:00
Producers: Andreas Nicholas, Eris Qian
Editors: Yuan Yuan, PJ Wyderka
Cinematographer: Zamarin Wahdat
Sound Designer: Nathan Singhapok

SKY, a Chinese-American pop star returns to the city they were raised in to find their estranged immigrant father. Haunted by their childhood memories, SKY risks their non-binary identity to end the cycle of violence in their family. In the confrontation, SKY discovers something that changes how they feel about the people they love. Packed with original songs, LITTLE SKY is a film about letting in the chosen community that sees us when the blood family that made us cannot.

Jess X. Snow
Jess X. Snow


Jess X. Snow is a film director, artist, poet, children’s book author and community arts educator who creates queer asian immigrant stories that transcend borders, binaries and time. They hold a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently a MFA thesis student at NYU Grad Film where they are a recipient of the Ang Lee and BAFTA BBC Diversity scholarships.

Through narrative film, large-scale murals, children's books and community art education, they are working to build a future where LGBTQ+ and migrant people of color may see themselves heroic on the big screen and city walls & discover in their own bodies; a sanctuary for healing and collective liberation.

They bring their background in social movement art, poetry and trauma-informed healing into their film work which has been supported by the Tribeca Film Institute, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center, and Inside Out. Their short films have screened in over 30 film festivals internationally, Their first narrative short, Safe Among Stars won the National Film Board of Canada Best Canadian Short Film Award. Currently they are working on writing their first feature, Two Planets One Wound, which has been supported by Canada Council For The Arts.

Their murals and artwork have appeared on walls across the country, featured in national protests and social movements, and on PBS Newshour, The LA Times, the SF Chronicle, and more. Every year they travel the country to lecture and teach workshops at high schools and college campuses. They are the author and illustrator of We Always Had Wings, a picture book forthcoming from Make Me a World/Randomhouse in Fall 2022. They also illustrated The Ocean Calls, (Kokila/Penguin Young Readers) which is a 2020 Kirkus Reviews best picture book, and a Booklist editor’s choice book.