'Sonder' Writer/Director Neth Nom Visits Asia

Our writer/director Neth Nom has just returned from a whirlwind trip to Taiwan and Malaysia, where he spoke with animation students about the filmmaking process and gave them a glimpse into the making of Sonder.

The first half of Neth's two-week trip included a visit to Hsing Wu University in Taiwan. There, he led an animation workshop, shared insights about the creation of Sonder, and signed posters for students to take home.

Neth signing posters — in Chinese!

Neth signing posters — in Chinese!

"There was a lot of great talent at the school," Neth says, noting that it was particularly inspiring to meet "the next generation of animators, artists, and filmmakers" in person.

Next, Neth headed to Malaysia to speak at The One Academy.

Neth speaking at The One Academy in Malaysia. Students and faculty are hyped for Sonder.

Neth speaking at The One Academy in Malaysia. Students and faculty are hyped for Sonder.

Overall, Neth says the students in both countries had a great reaction to the Sonder teaser trailer and the film's story. Now back in the Bay Area, Neth is more excited than ever for the day when audiences around the globe get to enjoy the final film.