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This film is available to stream worldwide.

Content advisory notice

Film contains some themes relating to bigotry.

This film will be playing at the AoDR 2024 Festival between the 5th – 21st January, 2024.

This film was selected at the AoDR 2024 Festival, and was available between the 5th - 21st January, 2024.

Programmer's Notes

We at the AoDR Festival are pleased to present this lovely animated short! Gender expression is a complicated issue for anyone to figure out, let alone a child. Add in the convoluted dealings of adults who put their own political grandstanding over the well being of their children, and it’s downright impossible. Adults claim that this experimentation is a new trend and that children are being coerced into changing their identity, but as this short proves, this desire to step outside the gender binary has existed for decades, and those courageous enough to take that first step are deserving of love and affection.




United States


7 minutes


Bret Parker


Bret Parker, Pete Barma

Cast & crew

  • Producer: Jake Kaplan
  • Editors: Anna Wolitzky, Dana Nyberg
  • Composer: Jake Monaco
  • Supervisor of Technology: Brett Levin
  • Director of Photography - Lighting: Danielle Feinberg
  • Director of Photography - Camera: Mahyar Abousaeedi
  • Art Director: Tia Kratter
  • Character Design: Tom Gately
  • Animators: Evan Bonifacio, Guillaume Chartier, Jennifer Migita, Kristophe Vergne
  • Sound Supervisor: Justin Pearson


“Pete” is an animated short film based on a true story about gender identity, Little League Baseball, the people who inspire change by trying to be themselves, and the superheros who allow that change to happen.