Shorts Spotlight: Miss Todd

Miss Todd

Set in 1909, Kristina Yee’s magnificent award-winning film Miss Todd captures a time when the possibility of flight had an entire generation filled with awe and excitement. Inspired by the life of E. Lilian Todd – the first woman in the world to build and design an airplane – the film charts one woman’s journey to achieve her dreams in an era where women are told they “don’t fly.” Featuring breathtaking stop motion animation, and a few musical numbers reminiscent of the golden age of Disney films, Miss Todd is an empowering film that is full of genuine heart. It is a film that reminds us all that, no matter the age or gender, anything is possible. As Miss Todd eloquently sings “don’t let anybody tell you no. Keep chasing your dreams.”

Miss Todd
Director: Kristina Yee / UK / 2013 / 13 Minutes
Starring: Lucie Jones, Tristan Chenais, Joy McBrinn, and Peter Marinker