• Director

    Jo Meuris

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2020, 5:12

  • Category

    Animated Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year



Once upon a time, there was a little girl who fell in love with a beautiful horse named Aurora…

Expressively animated in a naive drawing-style that evokes children’s drawings and the texture of storybook illustrations, Aurora is a bittersweet story about love, friendship, and growing up.


Jo Meuris – Director, Writer, Producer

Director Biography

Jo is an award-winning Dutch/Canadian/Chinese/West Indian filmmaker from Canada. She holds an MFA in Film, Television, and Digital Media from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BFA in Animation from Concordia University.

An animator by trade, her work can be seen in well over a dozen National Film Board of Canada productions. She worked for fifteen years as an animator, supervising animator, lead compositor, and director of two films of her own.

Jo is currently living and working in Las Vegas, building the new animation program at Nevada State College, where she teaches animation, editing, and drawing.