Project UnLonely Films Season 7

The Moment

Karis Oh

A story about an artist who learns about the importance of the things unseen as she gets to draw a stranger’s portrait.

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Watch this video to explore the film’s meaning and major themes a bit more. Talking with others about a shared arts experience can enrich our perspectives. Share your thoughts in the comment section, below!

Meet the Filmmaker

What is their why?

Karis Oh is an illustrator/2D animator who believes in the power of a good story that inspires people to look at the world in broader perspectives. This belief of hers has led Karis to pursue directing animated films and teaching aspiring artists.

“The Moment” was Karis’s student thesis film. The story is about the importance of the things unseen. Her main inspiration for the story was a TED Talk called “What Really Matters at the End of Life” by BJ Miller.

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Join The Conversation

What brief moments in your life changed your perspective on someone or something forever? How have you been blind to seeing someone for who they really are?


  1. Evelyn

    Talk about an eye opener. This film had me listening to the different sounds along with the visuals of the video. Attempting to relate what he is describing to a job or a career that he is describing. As well as comparing it to my own as if to say could he be like me. Then she finishes the sketch and that too is left to ones imagination. Yet the end says to you it’s not always how you may think.

  2. Anonymous

    This film, under three minutes, has given me more to think about than most films 25 times as long. Thank you.

  3. Anonymous

    At the end, I was left with a wow. No other words would work. Thank you.

  4. Anonymous

    It was simply beautiful and thoughtful.

  5. Anatta

    I loved every single thing about this film. I especially loved the way the “camera” moved under the table to show the artist move her foot back while she was drawing.

  6. Anonymous

    I am surprised that she was unable to see his visual impairment.

  7. Anonymous

    I can’t add anything here but say AMEN to all the comments. I too, noticed the artist’s foot move under her table, LOL!
    What is that interpretation? Just that she was concentrating? Or maybe a little uneasy at the man’s responses to her questions?


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