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What Are You Anyways? (2005)

Jeff Chiba talks about his early life in white-bred Kelowna, BC, Canada.

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... Narrator (voice)
Harry Chiba ... Grandpa (voice)
Noah Trites ... Lil Jeff (voice)
Chynna Trites ... Bully Girl (voice)
Calum Widney ... Bully Boy (voice)
Sean Sherwin ... Redneck #1 (voice)
Scott Rankin ... Redneck #2 (voice)
Hiroyuki Chi ... Super Nip (voice)
Danny Kreeft ... Buddy (voice)
Avery Whipple ... Buddy's Daughter (voice)
Nancy Hayashi ... Nancy (voice)
Shane Martens ... Jock (voice)
Stefani Horvath ... Guessing Girl (voice)
Jennifer L. Kato ... Jenni (voice)
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Danny Kreift ... Buddy
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Storyline

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 a small white-bred Canadian city, Kelowna. What is it like growing up a hapa in Canada? 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. Awarded the Best Animated Film at the ARPA International Film Festival 2005. Written by Jeff Chiba Stearns

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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 a small white-bred Canadian city.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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19 June 2005 (USA)  »

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CAD 24,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Had a 9 month production. 3 months for preproduction, 6 months for animation production. See more »

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Referenced in Yellow Sticky Notes (2007) See more »

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