Short Film - Ian


Today sees the release of Juan José Campanella’s animated short film, Ian, a little film with a big message. Find a spare ten minutes to watch it ...

Ian was born with cerebral palsy. All he wants is to make friends, although it seems impossible to achieve when discrimination and bullying keep him away from his beloved playground. However, this young boy is determined and won’t give up easily.

This important film is based on a true story of a boy called Ian and aims to help children to understand disability and for the message of inclusion to reach every home. Ian’s mother, Sheila Graschinsky, set up the Ian Foundation to fight the lack of information that often leads to people with disabilities being bullied and feeling isolated. Sheila originally approached MundoLoco CGI with the idea of using film as a teaching tool and Emmy nominee Gastón Gorali wrote the film around the real story of Ian, which was then directed by Abel Goldfarb.

“IAN” was produced at MundoLoco CGI by Oscar winner and two-time Emmy winner Juan José Campanella using a unique animation technique that combined stop-motion sets made out of recycled waste with the latest CG technology. The film doesn’t use dialogue to express the children’s feelings making it inclusive to everyone regardless of their age, race, or language they speak.



Latin-American filmmaker Juan José Campanella has written, directed and produced international box-office hits, like The Son of the Bride, Metegol, and Academy Award winner The Secret in Their Eyes.

Image - Fundacion Ian