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An aspiring comic book artist, stuck in her dead-end job at a pizza shop, receives unexpected inspiration for her comic during an unusual delivery.

Like the film’s hero, Galaxy Girl director Richard Grover also worked as a delivery driver during his DigiPen days. Grover drew inspiration from his own experience, as well as visual and tonal influences from Netflix series Stranger Things and the Disney short Feast to create the film.

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2018 Accolade Global Film Competition

    Award of Merit Special Mention, Animation (Student)

  • 2018 Florida Animation Festival

    Best Student CGI/3D

  • 2018 Overmountain (fka Blue Plum) Animation Festival

    Audience Choice Award: Animations by Student Animators

  • 2018 Marin County International Festival of Short Film & Video

    Finalist, Animation

  • 2018 NanoCon International Science-Fiction Film Festival

    Finalist, International Science-Fiction Short Film

Official Selections and Screenings

  • 2019 Children’s Film Festival Seattle
  • 2018 Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival of Brazil
  • 2018 Animation Chico
  • 2018 Animation Dingle Festival
  • 2018 Animex Awards
  • 2018 Athens Animfest
  • 2018 Cardiff Animation Festival
  • 2018 ENFOQUE International Film Festival
  • 2018 Festival Du Film Merveilleux & Imaginaire
  • 2018 International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh
  • 2018 International Film Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics
  • 2018 Kino Short Film Festival
  • 2018 Lady Filmmakers Festival
  • 2018 Mostra de Cinema Fantàstic de Ponent
  • 2018 Mt. Fuji Atami Film & VR Festival
  • 2018 Northwest Animation Festival
  • 2018 One Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot
  • 2018 Orlando Film Festival
  • 2018 Palm Springs International Animation Festival
  • 2018 Red Rock Film Festival
  • 2018 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)
  • 2018 Vlth Fantastic and Terror Festival in Tàrrega – GALACTICAT
  • 2017 Emerge Microcinema

The Team

  • Evan Alderete

    BA in Music and Sound Design

    Role: Composer

  • Taylor Barron

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Lead Artist, Concept Artist

  • Andrea Calleja

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Producer, 3D Artist

  • Grey Davenport

    BA in Music and Sound Design

    Role: Sound Effects

  • Richard Grover

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Director, Lead Animator

  • Marco Olivares

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Story Artist, Animation

  • Patrick Payne

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Lighting and Rendering

  • Rin Hien Tran

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Lighting Assistant

Animation Stills

  • A young girl working at a pizza parlor counter puts a pencil to her chin as she thinks of what to draw in her notebook.
  • A young delivery girl rides her motor scooter, stacked with dozens of pizza boxes, on a dark wooded road.
  • A young delivery girl approaches a boarded up gas station named "Galaxy Gas" on her motor scooter stacked with pizza boxes.
  • A young girl, standing near her motor scooter stacked with dozens of pizza boxes, looks suspiciously at a payphone hanging off its hook in the foreground.
  • A young girl looks down at a phonebook, previously chained to a payphone, laying on the ground.
  • A giant monstrous alien with glowing yellow eyes extends its arms out threateningly at a shocked pizza delivery girl.
  • A young girl waves at a red rocket ship as it blasts off into the night sky.
  • A young girl, now a comic book author, signs copies of her comic at a comic book shop.
  • An exterior shot of a pizza parlor in the woods called "Rocket Pizza."