Filmmaker Ofre Sparrow Vaknin‘s Run, Little Rat! tells the story of “a struggling little rat [that] has to escape from home to find where he truly belongs.”

This is Ofre’s third year film at CalArts. It screened at the 13th Kuandu International Animation Festival, FIEC Film Festival, Film Night on Fulton, Bass Coast Shorts and others.

After graduating, Ofre joined Illumination as a Story and Development apprentice.

Illumination is the animation studio behind Despicable Me, Minions, Migration, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, The Secret Life of Pets, Sing and others.